Stone sculpture welcomes visitors to new development

Stone sculpture welcomes visitors to new development

Latest William Daivs Homes development features a bespoke hand-built stone sculpture at its entrance.

House hunters searching for their ideal new home in the Leicestershire village of Rothley will notice an eye-catching stone sculpture as they enter the William Davis Homes development at Heathe Meadow.

Designed and hand built by Harrogate-based stone mason, Johnny Clasper, the sculpture sits on the bank at the development’s entrance, where the house builder is currently building a collection of 3-4 bedroom new homes.

Measuring 10m in length by 1.8m in height, the sculpture took Johnny six weeks to create and used over 15 tonnes of materials.

“I spent time driving around the local area to get an idea of the stone styles but it seemed that decorative brickwork was more prevalent,” explains Johnny. “Using this idea as the basis for my design, I created a drawing for a sculpture that would deliberately stick out as a feature for the development. The finished sculpture uses a combination of sandstone from Barnard Castle, Durham; house bricks and locally sourced pink granite and it’s all traditionally built with cement and mortar.”

Situated on the edge of Rothley village, Heathe Meadow is close to Charnwood Forest and has transport links via the A6 and A46.

Image:  Stone mason, Johnny Clasper with his sculpture at Heathe Meadow, Rothley.


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