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The Scallop is a 12 foot (4 metre) high sculpture by Suffolk artist Maggi Hambling controversially situated on the beach just to the north of Aldeburgh. It is made of 10mm thick stainless steel and designed to withstand 100mph winds. The installation is a monument to past Aldeburgh resident Benjamin Britten. Cut into the rim of the scallop are the words "I hear those voices that will not be drowned" from Britten's opera Peter Grimes.

Post code is approximate - walk north along the beach from Aldeburgh.

Location/Address: Aldeburgh Beach
County: Suffolk
Post Code: IP15 5PH
Main Historic Period: Modern
Tip/Nearby: Aldeburgh, Thorpeness
Primary Management: Local Authority
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