A large-scale art installation is heading to a Norfolk hall for its UK debut from the spring.

Time Horizon, Sir Antony Gormley’s large-scale installation, will be displayed across the grounds and through the house at Houghton Hall, near West Rudham, from April 21 to October 31.

It will be the first time the work will be staged in the UK.

Featuring 100 life-size sculptures, the works will be distributed across 300 acres of the park, the furthest away being approximately one and a half miles on West Avenue.

The cast-iron sculptures, weighing 620kg and standing at an average of 191cm, will be installed at the "same datum level" to create a single horizontal plane across the landscape.

Fakenham & Wells Times: Houghton HallHoughton Hall (Image: Archant © 2006)

Some works will be buried, allowing only a part of the head to be visible, while others are buried to the chest or knees.

Around a quarter of the works will be placed on concrete columns that vary from a few centimetres high to four metres off the ground.

Mr Gormley said: “My ambition for this show is that people should roam far and wide. Art has recently privileged the object rather than the experience that objects can initiate.

“Time Horizon is not a picture, it is a field and you are in it. The work puts the experience of the subject/visitor/protagonist on an equal footing with all material presences, organic and inorganic.”

Fakenham & Wells Times: Antony Gormley installs his work Time Horizon at Houghton Hall in NorfolkAntony Gormley installs his work Time Horizon at Houghton Hall in Norfolk (Image: Pete Huggins)

Lord Cholmondeley, owner of Houghton Hall, said: ‘We are excited to have the opportunity to show this large-scale work by Antony Gormley for the first time in the UK.

"The 100 life-size sculptures will cover a much larger area than our previous shows, allowing visitors to experience more of the historic landscape surrounding the house.

“There should also be an interesting dynamic between Time Horizon and our exhibition of Dame Magdalene Odundo's ceramic and glass work, which will open later in the season.”