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Latitude: 51.0161 / 51°0'57"N
Longitude: -4.2018 / 4°12'6"W
OS Eastings: 245652
OS Northings: 126384
OS Grid: SS456263
Mapcode National: GBR KJ.JCCG
Mapcode Global: FRA 262F.JVN
Entry Name: Pine Coffin Bust in Public Garden Adjoining South East Abutment of Bideford Bridge
Listing Date: 19 April 1993
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1200949
English Heritage Legacy ID: 375953
Location: Bideford, Torridge, Devon, EX39
Civil Parish: Bideford
Built-Up Area: Bideford
Traditional County: Devon
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon
Church of England Parish: Bideford St Mary
Church of England Diocese: Exeter
SS4526 TORRINGTON STREET, East-The-Water
842-1/7/265 (West side (off))
Pine-Coffin bust in public garden
adjoining SE abutment of Bideford
Bust of John Richard Pine-Coffin. 1893. By FJ Williamson of
Esher, Surrey. White Sicilian marble on a pedestal of Cornish
granite with a white marble cornice; 2-tier plinth, the upper
tier of granite, the lower tier apparently of concrete. The
subject is shown dressed in what looks like a Roman toga, his
mustachioed head turned slightly to the left. On the front of
the pedestal in lead letters is the inscription: JOHN RICHARD
PINE-COFFIN ESQRE, J.P., D.L., A.C.C., OF PORTLEDGE, BIDEFORD,
BORN 1842. DIED 1890. ERECTED BY PUBLIC SUBSCRIPTION, AS A
TRIBUTE OF ESTEEM AND AFFECTION. 1893. The bust has the worn
signature: -WILLIAMSON, -HER, SURREY. J R Pine-Coffin (d
16.3.1890) belonged to a long-established local gentry family.
On his death, aged 48, the North Devon Journal described him
as 'an active politiciam and an energetic public servant' and
'nearly every shop in Bideford had either shutters up or
blinds drawn' for his funeral. He was Deputy Lieutenant of the
County, JP, County Alderman and Vice-Chairman of Bideford
Board of Guardians; also for several years President of
Bideford Conservative Association.
(North Devon Journal: 20.3.1890; 10.4.1890; Bideford Weekly
Gazette: 18.9.1894, P5; Who Was Who, 1916-1928: P.1131).
Listing NGR: SS4565226384
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