Tyne and Wear HER(11133): Deptford, Farringdon Row, 'Standing Stones' - Details
Deptford, Farringdon Row, 'Standing Stones'
Gardens Parks and Urban Spaces
1997 by Rosie Leventon. Four large boulders each with a single vertical stripe, set in a line across the grass from the river bank to a line of trees. A fifth smaller boulder carries an inscription "HERE IS THE END OF THE LINE/ STAITHES AND THE START OF THE SEA/ THE WORM IN THE WATER". The stripe across the boulders represents the worked-out coal seam. Commissioned by the Tyne and Wear Development Corporation as part of the Stephenson Trail.
Paul Usherwood, Jeremy Beach and Catherine Morris, 2000, Public Sculpture of North East England, p 185-6; City of Sunderland, The Stephenson Trail leaflets