History in Structure

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

Huskisson Memorial on South Side of Railway, 60 Metres from Road

A Grade II Listed Building in Newton, St. Helens

We don't have any photos of this building yet. Why don't you be the first to send us one?

Upload Photo »

Approximate Location Map
Large Map »


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

Grade: II

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

Find accommodation in

Listing Text

This list entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 23/11/2011

SJ 69 NW

(east side)
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

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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.