St Bees stone, brass, steel

2200mm x 610mm x 1575mm



Crown highlights the rich heritage of the site - celebrating King Alfred’s apple orchards (with a nod to his crown) through a landmark sculpture located in the public square. This piece enables informal play; it is a den, a football goal and hosts a cast bronze butterfly on the interior roof to reward those small enough to enter the arch.


This project was awarded Highly Commended for the 'Best use of Arts, Culture or Sport' in the Placemaking Category of the National Planning Awards.


Clients: St Modwen - Halogen PR
Team: Scribble Stone - OPEN - Photocast - Josh Mowll - Format
Project mentee: Maria Finch

Research: North Wessex Downs AONB , Letcombe Brook Project, Vale and Downland Museum, Natural England, Sustainable Wantage, Oxfordshire County Council Natural Environment Team, Bucks and Oxon Wildlife Trust  (BBOWT), Wild Oxfordshire, GEMS Wantage Primary Academy


(Photo credit: Kimberley Wooloff)