Tyne and Wear HER(11135): South Shields, Mill Dam, Customs House, 'Nautical Objects' - Details
South Shields, Mill Dam, Customs House, 'Nautical Objects'
Gardens Parks and Urban Spaces
1995 by Matthew Jarrett. Seventeen cut steel reliefs painted white and mounted on the brick retaining wall behind the car park. The sculptures include ships, an anchor, a bell, an old fashioned steering wheel, pressure gauges and a crane. The wall below carries an old painted sign "Middle Docks". Commissioned by South Tyneside MBC as part of Jarratt's residency at Tyne Dock Engineering Ship Repair Yard.
Paul Usherwood, Jeremy Beach and Catherine Morris, 2000, Public Sculpture of North East England, p 176