James Hill Memorial
The James Hill Monument is a sculpture by Peter Coates, which is located on Bottle Bank in Gateshead. It celebrates the life of James Hill, a 19th Century fiddle player, who lived in Gateshead for most of his life. Installed in 2006, it includes a fiddle 'leaning' against the wall and a bench area. The sculpture is carved from Blaxter stone, the same type of stone used to build the Tyne Bridge wall abutment, by which it is placed.