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Sustrans Cycle Paths and Sculpture Trail: Consett and Sunderland

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TitleOfWork: 'Lambton Worm'
DateOfWork: 1990 (c)
Medium: earthworks
Location: Sustrans: Consett-Sunderland Cycle Trail
Country: UK - England
Photographer: Dave Ball
ImageCopyright: Sheffield Hallam University
AccessionNumber: 92~0595
FileSize: 93899
'The Lambton Worm' is a well-known local legend and song relating to a worm which young John Lambton threw into a well after an unsuccessful day's fishing. While he was away at the crusades the worm grew to an "aweful size" and terrorised the countryside until "brave Sir John" returned and killed it.

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