Parsons' Polygon


A sculpture by David Hamilton, installed in 1985 to commemorate Sir Charles Parsons (1854-1931), the Newcastle-based engineer who developed steam turbines for generating electricity. The designs pressed into the clay are abstracted from Parsons' engineering drawings. The sculpture is a ventilation shaft for the Metro system and is located on Blackett Street, Newcastle. The sculpture became Grade II listed in 2016.

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'Parsons Polygon', Blackett Street

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Parson's Polygon, Blackett Street, NE1

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Panel on Parson's Polygon, Blackett Street, NE1

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Panel on Parson's Polygon, Blackett Street, NE1 (2)

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Parson's Polygon
- Detailed entry about the monument. "A hexagonal structure with sloping roof, covered in red tiles which are now rather blackened. These are moulded in two designs, each repeated three times ...

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Tyne and Wear HER(10905): Newcastle, Blackett Street, 'Parsons Polygon'
- "1985 by David Hamilton. This brick and tile structure contains a ventilation shaft for the Metro system. The ceramic relief marks the achievements of Sir Charles Parsons (1854-1931), the designer ...

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Parsons' Polygon,Blackett Street, Newcastle upon Tyne - List Entry
- "....Parsons’ Polygon was commissioned from the artist David Hamilton in 1982 and was unveiled in 1985. The structure was designed to clad a concrete ventilation shaft for the underground Metro ...

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Newcastle sculpture which doubles as a Metro ventilation shaft among artworks to be listed
- Chronicle, 8th Sept 2016. article by Tony Henderson. "....A sculpture which doubles as a Metro system ventilation shaft and another serving as a tribute to mining disaster victims are among ...

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Charles Algernon Parsons (1854–1931)
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Charles Algernon Parsons (1854–1931)
- Overview About Charles Parsons Charles Algernon Parsons (1854–1931), British engineer, inventor of the steam turbine Sir Charles Algernon Parsons, (13 June 1854 – 11 February 1931), the son of a ...
Metro Art
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Metro Art
Tyne and Wear Metro
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Tyne and Wear Metro
- Overview About the Tyne & Wear Metro Stations The Metro is operated by Nexus (Tyne and Wear Passenger Transport Authority) forming a major part of the regions integrated transport network.  ...

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