Sample For Treasury Gates at St Peter Mancroft Church, Norwich (M27)

Catalogue Record

Collection

Maker

Title

Sample For Treasury Gates at St Peter Mancroft Church, Norwich

Made in

Claydon Forge

Date

1982

Description

Four iron rods joined by forged sections running adjacent to the rods.

Materials and techniques

Made from angle iron. Jointing by punched tabs in the verticals which fold over the forged horizontals. Verticals are crushed to an 'aerofoil' section. Actual gates pivot on central posts, locking in both open and closed positions. Extensive use of fly-press for forging, punching, crushing and straightening. The only hammer work was in closing the tabs.

Dimensions

height:  222cm
width:  23cm

Object number

M27

Category

  • Sample For Treasury Gates at St Peter Mancroft Church, Norwich, Stuart Hill, 1982, Crafts Council Collection: M27.

Maker's statement

Part of my continuing exploration of the use of commercially available materials and industrial processes in architectural work.