Public Art Research Archive, Sheffield
Hallam University PUBLIC ART IN SHEFFIELD
Carved Wooden Bench, 1996
Ecclesfield Park Community Orchard,
at the north-east corner of Ecclesfield Park. (A-Z p65 6F)
A bench has been made from a tree
trunk and has been carved to resemble an apple tree, positioned on its side,
with twisted branches and bearing over-large fruit. At each end a very large
apple has a section removed, exposing its internal structure, and designed
in such a way that they can be used as seats. In addition, the bench also
features many details of wildlife typical on apple trees, such as a wasp,
a beetle, a bird, and a maggot with maggot hole. A scroll has been carved
on the side of the bench facing the path and gives the names of apple varieties.
APPLES/ CRIMSON SUPER COCKPIT/ RIBSTON PIPPIN/ BELLEDGE PIPPIN/ FLOWER OF
THE TOWN/ LAMB'S SEEDLING
On the reverse side a round 'plaque' has been carved into the surface of the
main body of the trunk and features an apple core, the words; ECCLESFIELD
COMMUNITY ORCHARD 1996 and has been signed with the letters 'JT'.
Ecclesfield Parish Council.
The grass around the bench needs
to be regularly cut to prevent the lower sections of the bench from being
The Jeffcock Memorial Fountainis 100 metres
west of the bench.