History in Structure

This site is entirely user-supported. See how you can help.

The Sebastopol Cannon Includng Lamp Arch, Supporting Plinth and Iron Posts with Chains Surrounding It

A Grade II Listed Building in Retford, Nottinghamshire

More Photos »
Approximate Location Map
Large Map »


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

Plus Code: 9C5X83F5+G7

Entry Name: The Sebastopol Cannon Includng Lamp Arch, Supporting Plinth and Iron Posts with Chains Surrounding It

Listing Date: 5 November 1976

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1045169

English Heritage Legacy ID: 240901

Location: East Retford, Bassetlaw, Nottinghamshire, DN22

County: Nottinghamshire

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

Tagged with: Cannon War memorial

Find accommodation in
East Retford

Listing Text

This list entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 27/10/2014

SK 7081 SE 1/101

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.

External Links

External links are from the relevant listing authority and, where applicable, Wikidata. Wikidata IDs may be related buildings as well as this specific building. If you want to add or update a link, you will need to do so by editing the Wikidata entry.

Recommended Books

Other nearby listed buildings

BritishListedBuildings.co.uk is an independent online resource and is not associated with any government department. All government data published here is used under licence. Please do not contact BritishListedBuildings.co.uk for any queries related to any individual listed building, planning permission related to listed buildings or the listing process itself.

British Listed Buildings is a Good Stuff website.