The metal-work and sculpture of Paul Margetts

Sculptural Entrance Columns for Housing Development in Halstead, Essex

The site was previously used for many years as a brewery by the Adams family. The buildings, having fallen into disrepair, have been converted into modern dwellings by Vaughan and Blyth.

The entrance columns depict the main ingredients used in the brewing of beer: barley, hops and water.

The sculptures were commissioned by Vaughan and Blyth as part of Braintree District Council's "percent for art" policy.


Each column is 2500mm high, forged and fabricated in mild steel. Finished in graphite black and gold paints.


Above: Detail of hops leaves and lettering
Right: Rear view of column


Copyright Paul Margetts 2006