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Latitude: 53.4549 / 53°27'17"N
Longitude: -2.596 / 2°35'45"W
OS Eastings: 360517
OS Northings: 395509
OS Grid: SJ605955
Mapcode National: GBR BX9H.R8
Mapcode Global: WH98C.3F29
Entry Name: Huskisson Memorial on South Side of Railway, 60 Metres from Road
Listing Date: 3 February 1966
Last Amended: 23 August 1985
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1075900
English Heritage Legacy ID: 216335
Location: St. Helens, WA2
County: St. Helens
Electoral Ward/Division: Newton
Parish: Non Civil Parish
Traditional County: Lancashire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Merseyside
Church of England Parish: Newton-in-Makerfield St Peter
Church of England Diocese: Liverpool
This list entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 23/11/2011
SJ 69 NW
Huskisson Memorial on south
side of railway, 60m from road
(Formerly listed as Huskisson Memorial (in railway cutting at Parkside)
Memorial. 1831. Painted stone. The memorial is in the form of a simplified Classical temple, being single celled without a portico. The flanking anta have dentilated panels, and support a plain frieze, dentilated cornice and a blocking course. Within the cell is an inscribed tablet that is flanked by pilasters supporting an entablature adorned with wreaths. The tablet, (a reproduction of the original which is kept at the National Railway Museum in York) is a memorial to William Huskisson, MP for Liverpool. Huskisson is reputed to have been the world's first fatality of the Railway Age, being knocked down and fatally injured by the Rocket during the opening celebrations of the Liverpool and Manchester Railway in 1830.
Listing NGR: SJ6051795509
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