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James Hill Monument

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James Hill Monument
James Hill Monument: Peter Coates

This artwork is a celebration of the life of James Hill, a 19th Century fiddle player who lived in Gateshead for most of his life. The sculpture is built and carved from Blaxter stone - the same stone used to build the Tyne Bridge wall abutment. Bronze elements are also incorporated into the design.

It includes a fiddle 'leaning' against the wall, an inscription and a bench area. The artwork is sited on Bottle Bank where Hill used to live and overlooks the High Level and Swing Bridge featured in the 'High Level Hornpipe'. The artwork was created in 2006.

For more information on the artist: Peter Coates (opens new window)


Opposite the Hilton

Bottle Bank



United Kingdom

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