The Tilt Hammer and Guillotine, Patterson's Spade Mill, Templepatrick, Co. Antrim

Jack Crabtree (b. Rochdale 1938)
National Trust Inventory Number 226279

Category Art / Oil paintings
Date circa 1991 - circa 1992
Materials Oil on canvas
Measurements 864 x 864 mm
Place of origin Templepatrick
Collection Rowallane, County Down
Not on show

Patterson’s was the last surviving, working, water-driven spade mill in the British Isles. It was acquired by the National Trust in 1991.

At the time Jack Crabtree, well-known for documenting the South Wales coal industry, was commissioned by the Trust’s Foundation for Art scheme.

This is one of a group of powerful works he created with striking imagery from grim industrial subject matter.

Summary description

Oil painting on canvas, The Tilt Hammer and Guillotine, Patterson's Spade Mill, Templepatrick, Co. Antrim by Jack Crabtree (b. Rochdale 1938), signed on back, circa 1991/92.


Commissioned by the National Trust's Foundation for Art, 1991-92

Credit line

National Trust, Foundation for Art

Makers and roles

Jack Crabtree (b. Rochdale 1938), artist

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Category Art / Oil paintings (12632)
Collection Rowallane, County Down (464)
Periods 20th century (181548)
21st century (6817)
Maker Jack Crabtree (b. Rochdale 1938) (9)
Subjects Buildings and interiors (205)
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