The Liverpool Plinth

Liverpool Parish Church
5 Old Churchyard
Liverpool
Merseyside
L2 8GW
A large white horse sculpture, made from milk containers.

About

A stunning sculpture celebrating the horse power behind Liverpool's and England's historic waterways is the latest to adorn The Liverpool Plinth since Thursday 15 July.

Liverpool based artist Faith Bebbington is the latest to have her work installed on The Liverpool Plinth, which is the North's answer to London's Fourth Plinth in Trafalgar Square, celebrating and platforming sculptors working in the North of England. Standing on Liverpool Parish Church, the Liverpool Plinth is supported by Liverpool BID Company and dot-art and overlooks the city's famous Pier Head and River Mersey and has hosted a new sculpture, each for 12 months, since 2018.

The winning 2021 sculpture, entitled Jimmy – named after a working horse the artist rode as a child – depicts a horse, once a common site along Liverpool's waterways and canal sides. He overlooks the Leeds to Liverpool Canal at the Pier Head which opened to boats in April 2009 after a £22m extension which took the canal past the city's historic waterfront.

Working horses would tow narrow boats along Britain's canals, and from 1740 were one of the main forms of transportation for goods across the country. In Liverpool, they would help transport produce and goods arriving at the city's docks and up the canal to Manchester and the North of England.

Jimmy has a coat made of recycled plastic milk bottles and with a steel, willow and wire inner framework. The sculpture is inspired by a previous commission by Faith Bebbington from the Canal and River Trust for Ellesmere Port National Waterways Museum.

Book Tickets

Map & Directions

TripAdvisor

Opening Times

Season (1 January 2021 - 31 December 2021)

What's Nearby

  1. Western Approaches HQ

    Explore the amazing secret World War II underground Headquarters an intricate labyrinth…

    0.07 miles away
  2. Liverpool VRVE

    Liverpool VRVE ( Virtual Reality Visitor Experience) is set in heart of the city centre,…

    0.08 miles away
  3. Royal Liver Building 360

    Royal Liver Building 360 Tour and experience is open with social distancing measures,…

    0.12 miles away
  1. Pier Head & The Three Graces

    They define one of the most beautiful skylines in - well we’d say the world - the Three…

    0.12 miles away
  2. City & Beatles Tour - Liverpool City Sights

    See all the city's historic sights with the Liverpool City Sights open top bus. See…

    0.14 miles away
  3. Liverpool Town Hall

    Liverpool Town Hall is a magnificent 18th century grade one listed building situated in…

    0.15 miles away
  4. The Beatles Statue

    An iconic statue of the Fab Four, in their hometown.

    0.16 miles away
  5. British Music Experience

    The British Music Experience tells the story of British Music through costumes,…

    0.16 miles away
  6. Multilingual City Tour - Liverpool City Sights

    You will experience the sights of our world-famous Waterfront, Three Graces, Mathew…

    0.16 miles away
  7. Handheld Mobile Video Tours

    There is no better way to experience what makes a city tick, than by taking a walking…

    0.19 miles away
  8. Manchester Ship Canal Cruises

    Due to lockdown restrictions the Manchester Ship Canal Cruises have been cancelled for…

    0.19 miles away
  9. Brilliant Tours Liverpool

    Brilliant Tours offer daily Beatles walking & private luxury car tours with a Blue Badge…

    0.2 miles away
  10. Liverpool Beatles Walk

    Liverpool Beatles Tours with a Liverpool Tour Guide offer daily Beatles themed walking…

    0.2 miles away
  11. Liverpool Gin Distillery

    At Liverpool Gin Distillery, they offer visitors to our wonderful City the opportunity to…

    0.2 miles away
  12. Mersey Tunnel Tours

    Why not take the opportunity to participate in the popular Liverpool Queensway Mersey…

    0.21 miles away
Previous Next

Search What's Nearby

Product Type
Proximity
Within miles

Search Again

Type
Area
Keyword

Other Websites

Don't Miss

Don't Miss