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Boswell Statue

A Grade II Listed Building in Lichfield, Staffordshire

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Latitude: 52.6839 / 52°41'1"N

Longitude: -1.8274 / 1°49'38"W

OS Eastings: 411762

OS Northings: 309587

OS Grid: SK117095

Mapcode National: GBR 4DN.LV1

Mapcode Global: WHCGN.WSZV

Entry Name: Boswell Statue

Listing Date: 5 February 1952

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1187726

English Heritage Legacy ID: 382676

Location: Lichfield, Lichfield, Staffordshire, WS13

County: Staffordshire

District: Lichfield

Civil Parish: Lichfield

Built-Up Area: Lichfield

Traditional County: Staffordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Staffordshire

Church of England Parish: Lichfield St Michael and St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Lichfield

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Listing Text


1094-1/5/120 (North West side)
05/02/52 Boswell Statue


Statue of James Boswell. 1908. By Percy Fitzgerald. Ashlar
with bronze figure and panels; wrought-iron railings. Plinth
has 3 bronze relief panels of scenes of Johnson and Boswell.
Front inscription: BOSWELL/ 1740:1795, below an armorial
crest. Portrait medallions of Boswell's contemporaries to
frieze. Inscription to rear. Statue in contemporary dress with
sword and hat. Plain iron railings, some serpentine.
Boswell was the friend and biographer of Dr Samuel Johnson;
the statue was made and presented by Percy Fitzgerald, writer
and sculptor, the biographer of Boswell.
(Buildings of England: Pevsner N: Staffordshire: London:
1974-: P.194; Thorne JO: Chambers Biographical Dictionary:
Edinburgh: 1974-: P.473, 157).

Listing NGR: SK1176209587

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