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Blake Statue

A Grade II* Listed Building in Bridgwater, Somerset

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.1284 / 51°7'42"N

Longitude: -3.0036 / 3°0'12"W

OS Eastings: 329869

OS Northings: 137046

OS Grid: ST298370

Mapcode National: GBR M5.92WD

Mapcode Global: VH7DH.WWHV

Entry Name: Blake Statue

Listing Date: 24 March 1950

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1205747

English Heritage Legacy ID: 373861

Location: Bridgwater, Sedgemoor, Somerset, TA6

County: Somerset

Civil Parish: Bridgwater

Built-Up Area: Bridgwater

Traditional County: Somerset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset

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Listing Text


BRIDGWATER

ST2937SE CORNHILL
736-1/10/45 Blake Statue
24/03/50

GV II*

Statue of Admiral Blake. 1898. By D W Pomeroy. Bronze,
limestone and granite. A vigorous more-than-lifesize figure in
C17 costume, repositioned from the front of the Corn Exchange
(qv) to face down Cornhill, has its right arm outstretched and
points toward Christ Church Unitarian Chapel in Dampiet Street
(qv); it stands on a square base above a corniced granite
plinth with recessed square panels to each side; lively
finely-detailed bronze low-relief scenes to the rear and sides
depict the Admiral's victories at sea and the return of his
body to Plymouth Sound in 1657; an inscription to the front
reads "Robert Blake born in this town 1598 died at sea 1657".
The base is of granite steps raised on a C20 circular brick
dais.
(Buildings of England: Pevsner N: South and West Somerset:
London: 1958-: 98).


Listing NGR: ST2987037046

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