Celebrating King Charles III's Coronation: The Holme Valley's Newest Landmark

Published: 25 September 2023

Holme Valley Parish Council are thrilled to announce the installation of a remarkable addition to our beloved Holme Valley – To celebrate the coronation of his Majesty King Charles III, A new topograph that captures the panoramic view across our landscape has been installed at Holme Moss car park.

The topograph, designed and hand-carved by talented local sculptor, Pat Walls, is a testament to the incredible craftsmanship found within our community. Using sandstone quarried from Hillhouses Edge Quarry in Cartworth Moor, the piece embodies our region's rich heritage and natural beauty.

The installation was made possible by former Cllr Rachel Hogley who lead the project and through the combined efforts and funding from Holme Valley Parish Council and Yorkshire Water. Their collaboration and commitment to enhancing our community have brought this vision to life.

The unveiling ceremony held on 22nd September 2023 was attended by Cllr Pat Colling Vice-chair of Holme Valley Parish Council, Jon Hammond Booth Deputy Lieutenant of West Yorkshire, Phil Tennyson of Yorkshire Water, sculptor Pat Walls, Holme Valley Parish Councillors Green, Whitelaw, and Wilson and former Cllr Rachel Hogley.

The topograph at Holme Moss car park serves as an invitation for all to experience the beauty of our surroundings. A relief landscape is carved into the stone so visitors can immerse themselves in the view and identify local landmarks in the Holme Valley and beyond across the West Riding of Yorkshire.