AN iconic sculpture that had resided in the centre of Taunton for a number of years has been relocated to a nearby park.

The silver-coloured Hammet Window, previously sited at the bottom of High Street, was this week unveiled in Goodland Gardens.

A Taunton Deane Borough Council spokeswoman said: "It used to stand outside the Market House. It was moved when the Visitor Centre moved in and the Market House given an overhaul.

"It has released some open space outside the Market House for events."

The piece of artwork was designed by public artist/sculptor Michael Fairfax and initially stood in its original location for around a decade.

It was designed as an information point, with one side featuring laser-cut stainless steel letters cut out in the shape of the window of the castle, while the overall shape mimics the gates of Vivary Park.

The words relate to the industries in Taunton over the years.

The other side contains the names of notable people who have held influence in Taunton.