Red House
Art Sunderland Tyne And Wear

Red House

Art In Sunderland, Tyne And Wear

A sandstone ruined house that is part of a collection of sculptures on the Riverside Sculpture Trail.

If you fancy having a wander and seeing some interesting places in Sunderland, then have a leisurely stroll along Riverside Sculpture Trail down by the River Wear. One particular sculpture you will find on the trail is called the Red House.

The Red House is actually made of red sandstone reclaimed from partial demolition of the approaches to the Queen Alexandra Bridge. It is a representation of the ground floor of a house, ruined and open to the elements, but still containing furniture, utensils, even a coat hung up by the door - all carved from stone.

It is believed that the Red House is a memorial to the nearly 300 people who were killed in Sunderland as a result of German bombing raids during World War II.

The sculpture was created between 1993 and 1994 by sculptors Colin Wilbourn, Karl Fisher and Chaz Brenchley as part of the St. Peter's Riverside Sculpture Project.

There are lots of things to find on the Riverside Art Trail, so keep checking back as we post more.

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Plenty of nearby parking such as the National Glass Centre which is only a short walk away.

Contributed by Simon Hawkins

Thanks for checking out this place on the Fabulous North! I do enjoy a wander out in to the countryside trying to find hidden gems that not many people know about. You can't beat a rogue Pele tower up a remote hill or a mysterious stone circle or a stunning waterfall secluded in a forest.

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