Phil Townsend

Entrance features

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Title:  Willington Town Green

Location :  Willington, Co Durham, 2004

Materials :  Granite, ceramic tiles 

Description :  The entrance onto this newly re-landscaped green area in the centre of the town was marked on the ground by concentric circles of flagstones surrounded by a ring of granite blocks. In keeping with this outer ring, granite was chosen as the main material for this ‘gateway’ feature – in the form of 60 cm square columns in reducing height from 2m tall. These were given diagonally sloping top surfaces, three to either side, and inset with frost proof ceramic tiles made by local people in a series of clay workshops.