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Joseph Locke

Attercliffe, Sheffield, Yorkshire 1805 - 1860
English civil engineer, particularly associated with railway projects
(Wikipedia)
Carlo Marochetti & Louis Duhec
1866 (copy 1951)

Barentin /  Joseph Locke   Barentin /  Joseph Locke

Description

Statue of cement-stone, made by Louis Duhec after the original in Barnsley (Click here for the original statue).

Inscription(s)

JOSEPH
LOCKE

ingenieur-constructeur
du viaduc de barentin

Signature

sculpt[eur] baron marochetti

Information Sign

cette statue est la
replique de celle
due au ciseau du sculpteur
MAROCHETTI
elevee a la gloire de locke
par la cite anglaise
de BARNSLEY
et reproduite avec
l'autorisation
du conseil de cette ville

ingenieur
LOCKE

par charles marochetti

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Barentin - Ingenieur Locke
Locke's statue in front of the Barentin Viaduct, constructed in 1847 by Locke. It has 27 arches and is 600 m long and 30 m high.

Barentin - Musée dans la Rue

Barentin "City of Arts", a town of 13,000 inhabitants, has hundreds of sculptures scattered throughout the town in its "street museum". Initiator of the "street museum" is the lawyer and politician André Marie (Honfleur 1897 - Rouen 1974, Wikipedia), who was mayor of Barentin from 1945 to 1974 and minister of national education. The town continues his initiative under the leadership of Michel Bentot, Mayor since 1990, with the purchase, maintenance and restoration of the sculptures, paintings and monuments.

The exact number of sculptures is difficult to find out. The book Images de Barentin of 2006 lists 312 sculptures, 110 of which are in public space (at present, there are at least 328 sculptures). The 110 sculptures 'on the street' include a few buildings and architectural features, among them the famous train viaduct. Included on our website are 93 of these 110. But, we included six sculptures not in public space (on school yards), listed in the book as not in public space, and two sculptures which are not in the book. That means that there are 101 sculptures in Barentin on our website.

Barentin

Click here for a interactive map with the locations of the sculptures.

Each sculpture has a blue tile with the name, the sculptor and the reference number. Between 2001 and 2014 all sculptures have been restored, reports about the restaurations are in the Ensemble Barentin, Bulletin municipal officiel (on-line).

Guide

  • Jean-Marie Grisel & Jean-Pierre Dugelay, Images de Barentin, cité des arts: Le Musée dans la rue (Barentin: Ville de Barentin, 2006).
    See also:
    Barentin Cité des Arts, Patrimoine.

    Sculptors

    Tags

    Locatie (N 49°32'54" - E 0°57'20")

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