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Latitude: 53.3238 / 53°19'25"N
Longitude: -0.9418 / 0°56'30"W
OS Eastings: 470583
OS Northings: 381285
OS Grid: SK705812
Mapcode National: GBR PZV0.X7
Mapcode Global: WHFG8.HQR8
Entry Name: The Sebastopol Cannon Includng Lamp Arch, Supporting Plinth and Iron Posts with Chains Surrounding It
Listing Date: 5 November 1976
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1045169
English Heritage Legacy ID: 240901
Location: Bassetlaw, Nottinghamshire, DN22
Electoral Ward/Division: East Retford West
Built-Up Area: Retford
Traditional County: Nottinghamshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Nottinghamshire
Church of England Parish: Retford Team
Church of England Diocese: Southwell and Nottingham
This list entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 27/10/2014
SK 7081 SE 1/101
CHURCHGATE (East Side),
The Sebastopol Cannon including the Lamp arch, supporting plinth and iron posts with chains surrounding it
C19 cannon on wood carriage attached to 2 stone steps and beneath iron overthrow with street lamp. Surround of chain guard and iron posts. Cannon bears inscription 'Captured Sevastopol 1855'. After the end of the Crimean War in 1856 captured ordnance was made available by the government as trophies. Retford applied, and in April 1858 a 24-pounder was delivered by rail. It was given the name ‘The Earl of Aberdeen’. The Cannon was officially unveiled on the 17 February 1859 by Gunner Cole (of the Royal Artillery). The cannon was removed during the scrap drive of the Second World War, but was rescued by Mr R.G. Bradshaw (Alderman of Retford). The cannon was reinstated after the Second World War, set on a new wooden gun carriage, being officially unveiled on the 29 March 1950 by the Mayor of Retford, Councillor T. Richmond.
Forms a visual group with Nos 1 to 33 (odd) and Nos 2 to 14 (even) Chapelgate.
Listing NGR: SK7058381285
This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.
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