The original statue of William Woodsman was originally carved by local artist Dave Chapple, a member of the Friends of Langdon Hills Country Park. This was a piece of public art carved in 1994 out of a giant oak around 200 years old that once stood in Coombe Woods and was toppled in the 1987 hurricane. This work of art stood in Basildon town centre for a number of years. The Friends group are repairing it and resetting it as a prominent welcome statue at the entrance and notice board at Westley Heights in Langdon Hills Country Park. He represents the importance of woodlands and their products.
Landscape Character Area
Langdon Hills and Farmland