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Meat Porters Sculpture

A Grade II Listed Building in Harlow, Essex

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.771 / 51°46'15"N

Longitude: 0.0937 / 0°5'37"E

OS Eastings: 544560

OS Northings: 210108

OS Grid: TL445101

Mapcode National: GBR LDH.SN6

Mapcode Global: VHHM6.KRX7

Entry Name: Meat Porters Sculpture

Listing Date: 15 April 1998

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1031595

English Heritage Legacy ID: 469104

Location: Harlow, Essex, CM20

County: Essex

District: Harlow

Town: Harlow

District Council Ward: Toddbrook

Traditional County: Essex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Essex

Church of England Parish: Harlow Town Centre St Paul with St Mary's, Little Parndon

Church of England Diocese: Chelmsford

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Listing Text

TL 41 SW HARLOW MARKET SQUARE
(South side)

973/1/10010 Meat Porters sculpture

II

Sculpture. 1956-60 by Ralph Brown, sculptor, for the Harlow Arts Trust. Bronze, from a clay model; over seven feet high on tall plinth. Two figures, who seem to grow out of the large carcass they are trying to carry. The strong diagonals of the carcass have an energy that contrast with the heaviness and downbeat pathos of the men. Although the figures are less than lifesize, giving them a still greater quality of fragility, it was Brown's largest work. The subject matter suggested itself to Brown on his first visit to the market; its representation of an old East-End industry is also a reminder of the origins of many of Harlow's residents. It is one of the finest pieces commissioned by the Harlow Arts Trust, founded in 1953 and who have established a collection of public sculpture unique in any English New Town.


Listing NGR: TL4456010108

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