6th October 1970 - planning permission for Barbara Hepworth sculpture refused


On the 6th of October 1970 Wiltshire County Council refused permission for Barbara Hepworth’s scuplture to remain in Salisbury Cathedral Close.

The Times reported the next day:

Cathedral statue must go
A 16ft. high sculpture, "The Crucifixion" by Dame barbara Hepworth, was yesterday ordered to be removed from Salisbury Cathedral close.

The 24,000 pounds statue has stood there for nearly a year. It was a gift to the cathedral from Dame Barbara. Wiltshire County Council's planning executive committee refused a planning application for the sculpture to stay in the close. [1]


Stephen McKay [CC-BY-SA-2.0], via Wikimedia Commons



“News in Brief.” Times [London, England] 7 Oct. 1970: 1. The Times Digital Archive. Web. 6 Oct. 2016. URL: http://find.galegroup.com/ttda/infomark.do?&source=gale&prodId=TTDA&userGroupName=hamlib&tabID=T003&docPage=article&searchType=AdvancedSearchForm&docId=CS18445127&type=multipage&contentSet=LTO&version=1.0 Gale Document Number: CS18445127