List of public art in Warwickshire

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This is a list of public art in the Warwickshire county of England. This list applies only to works of public art on permanent display in an outdoor public space. For example, this does not include artworks in museums.

Atherstone[edit]

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Date Artist / designer Type Material Dimensions Designation Owner / administrator Notes
Atherstone Ball Game.JPG Atherstone Ball Game The Co-op, Station Street, Atherstone

52°34′39″N 1°33′03″W / 52.577563°N 1.550799°W / 52.577563; -1.550799
Michael Disley Sculpture Stone North Warwickshire Borough Council Based on the Shrovetide Ball Game

Bedworth[edit]

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Sculpture celebrating Bedworth's heritage - geograph.org.uk - 583098.jpg
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Celebrating Bedworth's Heritage Corner of Rye Piece Ringway and King Street, Bedworth

52°28′46″N 1°28′09″W / 52.479399°N 1.469209°W / 52.479399; -1.469209
2004 (2004) Graham Mitcheson Sculpture Stone Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council Celebrates Bedworth's industrial heritage. Formed to resemble stacked discs of wound ribbon (local ribbon industry), each disc commemorates an industry with a particular significance to Bedworth's past. [1]

Dunchurch[edit]

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Date Artist / designer Type Material Dimensions Designation Owner / administrator Notes
Lord Scott statue -Dunchurch-29Oct09.JPG Lord John Scott Rugby Road, Dunchurch

52°20′14″N 1°17′22″W / 52.337084°N 1.289449°W / 52.337084; -1.289449
1867 (1867) Joseph Durham Statue Limestone 2 metres high Grade II listed [2] Rugby Borough Council

Fillongley[edit]

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Fillongley The Family.JPG
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The Family Nuneaton Road and Coventry Road, Fillongley

52°28′58″N 1°35′18″W / 52.482776°N 1.588252°W / 52.482776; -1.588252
2011 (2011) Graeme Mitcheson Sculpture Kilkenny Limestone North Warwickshire Borough Council At a crossroads, not far from Nuneaton and Arbury Hall [3]

[4]

Henley-in-Arden[edit]

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Date Artist / designer Type Material Dimensions Designation Owner / administrator Notes
Market Cross - High Street, Henley-in-Arden (26865314293).jpg
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Market Cross High Street, Henley-in-Arden

52°17′35″N 1°46′47″W / 52.292943°N 1.779799°W / 52.292943; -1.779799
15th century Market Cross Limestone Grade II listed [5] Stratford-on-Avon District Council

Kenilworth[edit]

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Date Artist / designer Type Material Dimensions Designation Owner / administrator Notes
Abbey End, Kenilworth - Spinning Ball (36736973821).jpg Millennium Globe Abbey End, Kenilworth

52°20′38″N 1°34′47″W / 52.343939°N 1.579811°W / 52.343939; -1.579811
2001 (2001) Kugel fountain Warwick District Council and Kenilworth Town Council

Leamington Spa[edit]

The Parade[edit]

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Date Artist / designer Type Material Dimensions Designation Owner / administrator Notes
Queen Victoria's Statue - geograph.org.uk - 107476.jpg
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Queen Victoria Town Hall, Leamington Spa

52°17′19″N 1°32′07″W / 52.288521°N 1.535215°W / 52.288521; -1.535215
1901 (1901) Albert Toft Statue Sicilian marble on red Aberdeen granite pedestal 3 metres high statue on a 4 metres high pedestal Grade II listed [6] Warwick District Council and Royal Leamington Spa Town Council Is a similar statue to this in Worcester at the Shire Hall
Leamington Spa War Memorial.jpg
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War Memorial Parade, Leamington Spa

52°17′17″N 1°32′05″W / 52.288116°N 1.534672°W / 52.288116; -1.534672
1922 (1922) Albert Toft War memorial Statue Bronze Grade II listed [7] Warwick District Council and Royal Leamington Spa Town Council
RA Bennett & Partners - Euston Place, Leamington Spa - Firemen and a Manual Pump (26728724993).jpg
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Firemen and a Manual Pump RA Bennett & Partners, Euston Place, Leamington Spa

52°17′16″N 1°32′03″W / 52.287891°N 1.534067°W / 52.287891; -1.534067
1965 (1965) Sculpture Metal, painted 100cm high x 120cm wide approx. Warwick District Council and Royal Leamington Spa Town Council Two figures, wearing helmets and fireman's uniforms, are either side of a cart. Moved to Euston Place in 1965. It was the premises on Locke and England. The emblem was previously at 166 Parade when it was 33 Lower Parade (the firm moved there in 1875).[8]

Bath Street[edit]

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Date Artist / designer Type Material Dimensions Designation Owner / administrator Notes
Blue waves - The Jug & Jester - Bath Street, Leamington Spa.jpg Blue waves Outside the Jug & Jester – Bath Street, Leamington Spa

52°17′09″N 1°31′59″W / 52.285871°N 1.532934°W / 52.285871; -1.532934
Sculpture
The Jug & Jester bronze sculpture - Bath Street, Leamington Spa.jpg The Jug & Jester Jug & Jester – Bath Street, Leamington Spa

52°17′08″N 1°31′58″W / 52.285529°N 1.532897°W / 52.285529; -1.532897
2010 (2010) Sculpture Bronze JD Wetherspoon The Jug & Jester opened in November 2010 [9]

Jephson Gardens[edit]

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Date Artist / designer Type Material Dimensions Designation Owner / administrator Notes
Dr Henry Jephson statue - Jephson Memorial - Jephson Gardens, Leamington Spa (6287391586).jpg
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Dr Henry Jephson Jephson Memorial, Jephson Gardens, Leamington Spa

52°17′19″N 1°31′51″W / 52.288558°N 1.530897°W / 52.288558; -1.530897
1848 (1848) Peter Hollins Statue Marble Grade II listed [10] Warwick District Council and Royal Leamington Spa Town Council
Jephson Gardens, Leamington Spa - Elephant Circle (6284069563).jpg
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Elephant Circle Jephson Gardens, Leamington Spa

52°17′14″N 1°31′53″W / 52.287187°N 1.531487°W / 52.287187; -1.531487
1988 (1988) Nicholas Dimbleby Sculpture Bronze Warwick District Council and Royal Leamington Spa Town Council Originally outside the Royal Priors Shopping Centre, it was moved to Jephson Gardens in 2008 [11]

Nuneaton[edit]

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Date Artist / designer Type Material Dimensions Designation Owner / administrator Notes
Statue of Mary Ann Evans (George Eliot) - Newdegate Street, Nuneaton (17248629494).jpg
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Mary Ann Evans (George Eliot) Newdegate Street, Nuneaton

52°31′24″N 1°28′01″W / 52.523251°N 1.467079°W / 52.523251; -1.467079
1986 (1986) John Letts Statue Bronze Statue: 130cm high x 120cm wide x 120cm deep. Plinth: 120cm high x 120cm wide x 120cm deep Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council [12]
George Eliot NHS Trust Hospital, Nuneaton - geograph.org.uk - 90389.jpg Mary Ann Evans (George Eliot) George Eliot Hospital, Eliot Way, Nuneaton

52°30′38″N 1°28′34″W / 52.510563°N 1.476029°W / 52.510563; -1.476029
1985 (1985) John Letts Statue Bronze Statue: 130cm high x 100cm wide x 100cm deep approx. Base: 100cm high x 120cm wide x 120cm deep approx. Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council Unveiled in 1996 [13]
George Eliot Hospital Trust Logo George Eliot Hospital, Eliot Way, Nuneaton

52°30′35″N 1°28′32″W / 52.509703°N 1.475613°W / 52.509703; -1.475613
1994 (1994) John McKenna Brick statue Brick 8m wide by 3m+ high Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council The Trust logo is derived from the brick statue at the front of the hospital which represents the family surrounded by 'caring hands'.[14][15]
Boer War Memorial Statue - Riversley Park - Nuneaton (17908275381).jpg
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Boer War Memorial Riversley Park, Nuneaton

52°31′12″N 1°27′57″W / 52.519956°N 1.465913°W / 52.519956; -1.465913
2008 (2008) Alan Beattie Herriot Statue Bronze Nuneaton and Bedworth Borough Council The original memorial was unveiled in 1905 and was sculpted by Adolphus E L Rost. That was stolen in 2006. This copy was made in 2008 [16]

Rugby[edit]

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Date Artist / designer Type Material Dimensions Designation Owner / administrator Notes
Rupert Brooke statue (2), Rugby - geograph.org.uk - 1305439.jpg
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Rupert Brooke Jubilee Gardens, Rugby

52°22′30″N 1°15′38″W / 52.374868°N 1.260501°W / 52.374868; -1.260501
1988 (1988) Ivor Roberts-Jones Statue Bronze Rugby Borough Council Poet born in Rugby [17]
Statue to William Webb Ellis - geograph.org.uk - 1258942.jpg
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William Webb Ellis Rugby School, Rugby

52°22′12″N 1°15′52″W / 52.370037°N 1.264400°W / 52.370037; -1.264400
1997 (1997) Graham Ibbeson Statue Bronze 229cm high Rugby School and Rugby Borough Council The inventor of Rugby football in 1823 [18]
North Street, Rugby - Rugby's Industrial Heritage (33831900801).jpg Rugby's Industrial Heritage Side of public toilets, North Street, Rugby

52°22′26″N 1°15′45″W / 52.373949°N 1.262398°W / 52.373949; -1.262398
1999 (1999) John McKenna Frieze Brick 110cm high x 500cm wide Rugby Borough Council Depicts Rugby's heritage, from canals to railways, to jet engines etc [19][20]
Paul Margetts' sculpture 'Life Saved', on Corporation Street, Rugby, Warwickshire.jpg
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Life Saved Rugby Fire Station, Corporation Street, Rugby

52°22′28″N 1°15′55″W / 52.374534°N 1.265352°W / 52.374534; -1.265352
2002 (2002) Paul Margetts Sculpture Mild steel 5 metres high Rugby Borough Council Outside Rugby Fire Station. Represents a fire fighter saving a child [21]
Caldecott Park, Rugby - Echo sculpture (33929841366).jpg
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Echo Caldecott Park, Rugby

52°22′38″N 1°15′44″W / 52.377256°N 1.262283°W / 52.377256; -1.262283
2009 (2009) Hilary Cartmel Sculpture stainless steel, bronze and cast glass 3 metres high Rugby Borough Council Replaces a Victorian sculpture that disappeared in the middle of the 20th Century [22]
Rugby MMB 01 Frank Whittle memorial.jpg
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Frank Whittle - Father of the Jet Engine Chestnut Fields, Park Road, Rugby

52°22′30″N 1°15′45″W / 52.375076°N 1.262618°W / 52.375076; -1.262618
2005 (2005) Stephen Broadbent Sculpture Bronze Rugby Borough Council Frank Whittle did much of his research and development of the jet engine in Rugby

[23]

World Rugby Hall of Fame and Rugby Art Gallery Museum - sculpture (33952995485).jpg World Rugby Hall of Fame World Rugby Hall of Fame and Rugby Art Gallery Museum & Library, Little Elborow Street, Rugby

52°22′18″N 1°15′52″W / 52.371772°N 1.264367°W / 52.371772; -1.264367
2016 (2016) DT Granthams Signs Sculpture sign World Rugby Hall of Fame In the shape of a W.[24]

Stratford-upon-Avon[edit]

Town Centre[edit]

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Date Artist / designer Type Material Dimensions Designation Owner / administrator Notes
The American Fountain - geograph.org.uk - 1544809.jpg
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The American Fountain Junction of Wood Street and Rother Street, Market Place, Stratford-upon-Avon

52°11′34″N 1°42′35″W / 52.192880°N 1.709818°W / 52.192880; -1.709818
1887 (1887) Jethro Cossins & Robert Bridgeman & Sons of Lichfield Drinking Fountain Stone Grade II* listed [25] Stratford on Avon District Council Donated to the people of Stratford by George W. Childs (when there was no suitable memorial to Shakespeare in England at the time) [26]
Sun Sphere - Stratford Leisure Centre - Bridgeway, Stratford-upon-Avon (39771680364).jpg
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Sun Sphere Stratford Leisure Centre Stratford-upon-Avon

52°11′42″N 1°42′01″W / 52.194936°N 1.700350°W / 52.194936; -1.700350
 () sculpture Steel It's on the roof, and can also be seen from the Leisure Centre Car Park
Figure with Shield ('Everyman') - Sheep Street, Stratford-upon-Avon (38672129800).jpg Figure with Shield ('Everyman') Above Shipton & Co - Sheep Street, Stratford-upon-Avon

52°11′30″N 1°42′24″W / 52.191626°N 1.706620°W / 52.191626; -1.706620
1964 (1964) Fred J Kormis Statue Bronze A statue of a young man in medieval dress supporting a shield. The shield is that of the former Stratford Borough. After the local government reorganisation of 1974 the arms of the former Stratford Borough were transferred by the Earl Marshal to Stratford-upon-Avon Town Council.[27]

Bancroft Gardens[edit]

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Date Artist / designer Type Material Dimensions Designation Owner / administrator Notes
Gower Memorial 02.JPG
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The Gower Memorial Bancroft Gardens, Stratford-upon-Avon

52°11′32″N 1°42′09″W / 52.192148°N 1.702385°W / 52.192148; -1.702385
1876 (1876) Ronald Gower Statue Bronze Grade II* listed [28] Stratford on Avon District Council Statue of William Shakespeare surrounded by characters from his plays. Unveiled in 1888.[29] It was outside the Royal Shakespeare Theatre until it burned down in 1926. It was moved to its present site in 1933.
Bancroft Basin - Stratford-upon-Avon - Shakespeare statue (26010929563).jpg
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William Shakespeare Bancroft Gardens, Stratford-upon-Avon

52°11′29″N 1°42′12″W / 52.191354°N 1.703242°W / 52.191354; -1.703242
2016 (2016) Lawrence Holofcener Statue Bronze Stratford on Avon District Council The American artist gave the statue to the town to mark the 400th anniversary of the Bard's death [30]
Bancroft Basin - Stratford-upon-Avon - Statue of Hermaphroditus (2).jpg Hermaphroditus or Youth at the Stream Bancroft Gardens, Stratford-upon-Avon

52°11′31″N 1°42′13″W / 52.191872°N 1.703578°W / 52.191872; -1.703578
1844 (1844) John Henry Foley Statue Bronze Stratford on Avon District Council Cast in bronze by J.A. Hatfield in 1851 for the Great Exhibition. Alfred Bullard donated it to Bancroft Gardens in 1932.[31]
The Swan Fountain, Stratford-upon-Avon - DSC09015.JPG
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Country Artists Fountain Bancroft Gardens, Stratford-upon-Avon

52°11′30″N 1°42′13″W / 52.191529°N 1.703748°W / 52.191529; -1.703748
1996 (1996) Christine Lee Fountain Marble and Stainless Steel 450cm high x 250cm wide x 250cm deep Stratford on Avon District Council Commemorates the 800th anniversary of the granting of market rights to the town of Stratford-upon-Avon by Richard I.[32]
Bancroft Basin - Stratford-upon-Avon - Peace Memorial (40495275051).jpg Peace Memorial Bancroft Gardens, Stratford-upon-Avon

52°11′29″N 1°42′09″W / 52.191374°N 1.702429°W / 52.191374; -1.702429
1995 (1995) Hornton Quarries, Brent Hayward with Darren Hayward, Trevor Brown and Naomi Hamer. Sculpture Hornton Stone (Limestone with Iron content). 250cm high x 87cm wide x 23cm deep x other dimensions (irregular shape) Stratford on Avon District Council Marked 50 years of peace since the end of World War Two in Europe in 1995 [33]

Henley Street[edit]

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Date Artist / designer Type Material Dimensions Designation Owner / administrator Notes
The Jester, Windsor Street, Stratford-upon-Avon (1).jpg The Stratford Jester Henley Street, Stratford-upon-Avon

52°11′40″N 1°42′33″W / 52.194412°N 1.709096°W / 52.194412; -1.709096
1994 (1994) James Walter Butler Statue Bronze Stratford on Avon District Council The character of the jester or fool appears in many of Shakespeare's plays [34]
The Shakespeare Centre - Henley Street, Stratford-upon-Avon - sculpture (8354804321).jpg Untitled Abstract Relief The Shakespeare Centre, Henley Street, Stratford-upon-Avon

52°11′39″N 1°42′30″W / 52.194060°N 1.708309°W / 52.194060; -1.708309
1964 (1964) Douglas Wain Hobson Relief Bronze 150cm high x 200cm wide x 35cm deep approx. Shakespeare Birthplace Trust The sculptor intended to represent Shakespeare's greatness.[35]
The Shakespeare Centre - Henley Street, Stratford-upon-Avon - eagle sculpture (26004992384).jpg Eagle The Shakespeare Centre, Henley Street, Stratford-upon-Avon

52°11′39″N 1°42′30″W / 52.194048°N 1.708344°W / 52.194048; -1.708344
1964 (1964) Sculpture Bronze Shakespeare Birthplace Trust

Warwick[edit]

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Date Artist / designer Type Material Dimensions Designation Owner / administrator Notes
Guy of Warwick statue.jpg Guy and the Boar Traffic island, Coventry Road, Warwick

52°17′23″N 1°34′44″W / 52.289798°N 1.578960°W / 52.289798; -1.578960
1964 (1964) Keith Godwin Statue Cast concrete, set on a stone plinth and concrete base Warwick District Council Depicts Guy of Warwick. Commissioned by the Annol Development Company and presented to Warwick Council.[36]
Randolph Turpin statue -Warwick.JPG Randolph Turpin Market Place, Warwick

52°16′55″N 1°35′28″W / 52.281969°N 1.590978°W / 52.281969; -1.590978
2001 (2001) Carl Payne Statue Bronze Warwick District Council
The Herons and Fishes - Shire Hall - Market Place, Warwick (27165445945).jpg
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The Herons and Fishes Warwickshire County Council, Market Place, Warwick

52°16′57″N 1°35′25″W / 52.282571°N 1.590355°W / 52.282571; -1.590355
2000 (2000) Rachel Higgins Sculpture Steel Warwick District Council Millennium pond sculpture. It reflects the rich wildlife of Warwickshire


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