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Boundary Railings Boythorpe

Denis O'Connor & Adam Walkden

Chesterfield /  Boundary Railings Boythorpe   Chesterfield /  Boundary Railings Boythorpe


Boundary railings for Royal Mail’s then new headquarters in Chesterfield (now the building is called 'The HQ'). There are three repeating blocks of three square panels each (17 blocks in total).

Six panels depict scenes of industry or industrial manufacture – colliery headgear, chimneys, a miner, a smith at his anvil, a steam train and items of pottery. Three panels depict scenes associated with leisure – horse racing, fishing, and pigs routing under a tree (referring to a local communal open space originally known as Swine Green, now re-named New Square). The work acknowledges the area's industrial past. Formerly known 'The Goit' or 'Furnace Hill', this area was once home to potteries, mills, an iron and chemical works, and a colliery, all of which were served by the Brampton railway branch line (ArtUK).

Chesterfield - Boundary Railings Boythorpe
Pigs routing under a tree, horse racing, and fishing
Chesterfield - Boundary Railings Boythorpe
Miner, pottery items, and chimneys
Chesterfield - Boundary Railings Boythorpe
Smith at his anvil, colliery head-gear, and steam train


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  • Colliery
  • Fence
  • Fisherman
  • Horse racing
  • Miner
  • O'Connor, Denis
  • Pig
  • Pottery
  • Smith
  • Train
  • Tree
  • Walkden, Adam
  • Locatie (N 53°13'58" - W 1°26'12") (Satellite view: Google Maps)

    Item Code: gbem048; Photograph: 26 June 2023
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