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Turning Forms Sculpture Outside Marlborough School

A Grade II Listed Building in St Albans, Hertfordshire

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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

Plus Code: 9C3XPMQ2+M8

Entry Name: Turning Forms Sculpture Outside Marlborough School

Listing Date: 15 April 1998

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1031587

English Heritage Legacy ID: 469096

ID on this website: 101031587

Location: St Julians, St. Albans, Hertfordshire, AL1

County: Hertfordshire

District: St. Albans

Electoral Ward/Division: Verulam

Parish: Non Civil Parish

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

Tagged with: Sculpture

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(West side)
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 An unusual kinetic composition, a helix structure originally made to turn by an electric motor - which was left at the South Bank.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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