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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
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1031595
English Heritage Legacy ID: 469104
Location: Harlow, Essex, CM20
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
TL 41 SW HARLOW MARKET SQUARE
973/1/10010 Meat Porters sculpture
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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