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County Suffolk   District Council Mid Suffolk District Council 
Civil Parish or equivalent Haughley  Town/Village* Haughley Park 
Road Off Stowmarket Road 
Precise Location In gardens of Haughley Park 
OS Grid Ref TM005622  Postcode IP14 
Previous location(s) Henley Royal Regatta, first weekend of July 2000 
Setting Gardens  Access Private 
Artist/Maker Role Qualifier
Danny Lane  Glass worker(s)   

Commissioned by

Exhibited at Henley in 2000, installed here ca. 2006 

Design & Constrn period


Date of installing

ca. 2006 

Exact date of unveiling



Abstract Animal Architectural
Commercial Commemorative Composite
Free Functional Funerary
Heraldic Military Natural
Non-Commemorative Performance Portable
Religious Roadside, Wayside Sculptural
Temporary, Mobile Other  

Object Type

Building Clock Tower Architectural
Coat of Arms Cross Fountain
Landscape Marker Medallion
Mural Panel Readymade
Relief Shaft Sculpture
Statue Street Furniture War Memorial
Other Object Sub Type: Glass sculpture

Subject Type

Allegorical Mythological Pictorial
Figurative Non-figurative Portrait
Still-life Symbolic Other

Subject Sub Type

Bust Equestrian Full-length
Group Head Reclining
Seated Standing Torso
Part Material Dimension
Four glass sculptures  Glass  Approx 2.5 metres high 

Work is

Extant Not Sited Lost


On long term loan to Robert Williams and Haughley Park from Danny Lane 

Listing status

Grade I Grade II* Grade II Don't Know Not Listed

Surface Condition

Corrosion, Deterioration Accretions
Bird Guano Abrasions, cracks, splits
Biological growth Spalling, crumbling
Metallic staining Previous treatments

Structural Condition

Armature exposed Broken or missing parts
Replaced parts Loose elements
Cracks, splits, breaks, holes Spalling, crumbling
Water collection Other


Graffiti Structural damage Surface Damage

Overall condition

Good Fair Poor


No Known Risk At Risk Immediate

Description (physical)

One of four sculptures first exhibited as Pantheon at Henley Royal Regatta, a sort of glass Stonehenge. Each piece is made from an identical shaped piece of glass approx 1.5 cms high, but the holes for threading onto the central rod, are cut to achieve a continuous spiralling effect, and then locked into place. Samothrace, on the mound, recalls the great sculpture of the Winged Victory of Samothrace, since 1884 at the top of the stairs leading to the first floor galleries in the Musée du Louvre. 

Description (iconographical)

The series was first shown at Henley Royal Regatta as Pantheon, when the full series was when mounted on low plinths on a circular base, a modern glass Stonehenge. They are beautifully sited at Haughley Park catching, with Samothrace and Solon sparkling in the sunshine. Lane’s work has since grown in scale, and in the use of colour, so six years later when he was planning to put Pantheon into storage Robert Williams offered to display four in the grounds of Haughley Park. They had met in the 1980s when both were involved in furniture design, and had stayed in contact after Robert Williams returned to run Haughley Park and Danny Lane turned to his glass sculpture. 


Date taken:  28/7/2009
Date logged: 

Photographed by:
Sarah Cocke

On Site Inspection

Date:  28/7/2009

Inspected by:
Richard Cocke

Sources and References

Information from Robert Williams; accessed 29/07/2009 


Date entered:  30/7/2009

Data inputter:
Richard Cocke