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Latitude: 51.7391 / 51°44'20"N
Longitude: -0.3491 / 0°20'56"W
OS Eastings: 514085
OS Northings: 205782
OS Grid: TL140057
Mapcode National: GBR H89.VZH
Mapcode Global: VHFS7.WKS4
Entry Name: Turning Forms Sculpture Outside Marlborough School
Listing Date: 15 April 1998
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1031587
English Heritage Legacy ID: 469096
Location: St. Albans, Hertfordshire, AL1
District: St. Albans
Town: St. Albans
Electoral Ward/Division: Verulam
Built-Up Area: St Albans
Traditional County: Hertfordshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Hertfordshire
Church of England Parish: St Albans St Stephen
Church of England Diocese: St.Albans
TLIONW ST ALBANS WATLING STREET
Turning Forms sculpture outside Marlborough School
Sculpture. Created 1951 by Barbara Hepworth for the Festival of Britain's South Bank Exhibition. Resited here in 1952. Painted concrete, six feet high. An unusual kinetic composition, a helix structure originally made to turn by an electric motor - which was left at the South Bank. The work was conceived with Jane Drew as part of her Thameside Restaurant, and Hepworth particularly enjoyed the rare opportunity to work with another woman. The constructivist composition has a strong affinity with the work of Naum Gabo, rare in Hepworth's large-scale work. The sculpture is of added interest for its Festival associations, but also works well in its present setting.
Listing NGR: TL1408505782
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