- Last Updated: Sunday, 23 December 2018 15:51
- Written by Graham Brooks
This was an art project using existing sheepfolds which were repaired.
During 1997 Andy took a stone arch on a journey along the route of the old drove roads. The arch was 'rested' in a series of folds allong the route. These folds although now restored are empty.
A number of village pinfolds were renovated and large stone shaped cones were erected inside them. The cones reflect the 'Nine Standards' stone cairns above Kirkby Stephen. Each cone can be seen as a guardian of a vilage or a seed within the outer protective shell of the pinfold.
11 folds throughout the county were restored and Andy put an unique sculture within each. Around Casterton there is a series of 16 square folds which each have a large boulder in them.
DEADMAN GILL, BROUGH. NY 823 188.
On the side of B6276 brough to Middleton in Teesdale road just before the watershed and the county boundary.
This fold has river rounded stone sculptures built into three walls.
opposite the methodist chapel.
TILBERTHWAITE SHEEPFOLD NY 307 010
A series of slate sculptures in each wall.
This pinfold was nearly totally rebuilt with only a few stones remaining on the site prior. Alas this one is already showing signs of deteriation. (Aug 2014)
This was a project started in 2005. It consists of series of free standing arches on the hill tops around the natural ampitheatre at Cairnhead. Each arch stands just under four metres high and have a span of about 7 metres. They consist of 1 blocks of hand dressed red sandstoone weighing about 27 tons. Other arches have been built in Canada, United States and New Zealand to echo the travels of emigrating Scots.
THE ARCH ON THE TOP OF COLT HILL.
THE ARCH ON BENBRACK.
THE ARCH ON BAIL HILL.
THE ARCH AT THE BYRE, CAIRNHEAD.