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Viking Warrior
Viking Warrior
Viking Warrior
Viking Warrior
Viking Warrior
Viking Warrior
Viking Warrior
Viking Warrior

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A fluidly modelled bronze statue of a Viking warrior about to land from a longboat. The warrior stands with his sword raised above his head and his back against the prow as if in the act of summoning companions. The longboat has a horsehead prow (facing east) and is cut away at the front. The statue surmounts a tapering ashlar (finely dressed) stone pedestal which stands on a slightly raised brick platform.

Date

1925

Medium

bronze & sandstone

Measurements

H 220 x W (?) x D (?) cm;
Plinth: H 180 x W 100 x D 100 cm

Accession number

NE61_SD_S006

Acquisition method

commissioned by Walter Runciman

Work type

Statue

Custodian

Northumberland County Council

Work status

extant

Listing status

not listed

Unveiling date

1925

Access

at all times

Inscription description

raised Roman letters on bronze plaque on west face of pedestal: THE VIKING LANDING ON THE NORTHUMBERLAND COAST / SCULPTED BY MARGARET WRIGHTSON F.R.B.S. IN 1925 / TRANSFERRED FROM DOXFORD HALL AND UNVEILED BY / LT. COL. R.A. BARRETT M.C., T.D., D.L., CHAIRMAN OF THE NORTHUMBERLAND COUNTY COUNCIL / ON APRIL 3RD, 1981


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Located at

County Hall, Morpeth

NE61 2EF

Located in front of the County Hall, on a paved forecourt next to the car park.