Stone bench, Dean’s Park

June 2011

Stone bench, Dean's Park

By the venerable stone of York Minster, and of the Minster library, and the remnants of the old Archbishop’s Palace (now a war memorial), is this rather more modern stone creation, made a mere ten years ago. It is octagonal in shape and serves as an extra bench in this popular park. It was a collaborative creation by a group of stone carvers in 2000, and is decorated with many faces. Over the years, the stone has gained some green, weathering handsomely.

 

Detail of stone bench, York city centre
Detail of stone bench, Dean's Park, York

 

Inscription: Stone Festival 2000
Carving on bench, Dean's Park, York

 

Carved figures on stone bench, York
Carved stone bench, York, 2000

More information/sources

York Consortium for Conservation and Craftsmanship – Stone Festival 2000

York Minster website – Stone Carving Festival 2010

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