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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
Plus Code: 9C3R4XHW+9H
Entry Name: Blake Statue
Listing Date: 24 March 1950
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1205747
English Heritage Legacy ID: 373861
Location: Bridgwater, Sedgemoor, Somerset, TA6
Civil Parish: Bridgwater
Built-Up Area: Bridgwater
Traditional County: Somerset
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset
736-1/10/45 Blake Statue
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
(Buildings of England: Pevsner N: South and West Somerset:
London: 1958-: 98).
Listing NGR: ST2987037046
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