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Monument to Captain Webb

A Grade II Listed Building in Telford, Telford and Wrekin

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Latitude: 52.6635 / 52°39'48"N

Longitude: -2.4667 / 2°28'0"W

OS Eastings: 368532

OS Northings: 307412

OS Grid: SJ685074

Mapcode National: GBR BX.57FM

Mapcode Global: WH9D9.29NX

Plus Code: 9C4VMG7M+C8

Entry Name: Monument to Captain Webb

Listing Date: 8 April 1983

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1206663

English Heritage Legacy ID: 362020

Location: Great Dawley, Telford and Wrekin, TF4

County: Telford and Wrekin

Civil Parish: Great Dawley

Built-Up Area: Telford

Traditional County: Shropshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Shropshire

Church of England Parish: Central Telford

Church of England Diocese: Lichfield

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Listing Text

5362 High Street
Monument to Captain Webb


Dated 1909. Memorial to Captain Webb. Lion-head drinking fountains over the plinth.
Pedimental gables over panelled sides with inscriptions and medallions. Captain
Matthew Webb, who was born in Dawley 1848, was the first to swim the English Channel
and died in an attempt to swim the Niagara Rapids in 1883. There is a modern lamp
on top of the finial.

Listing NGR: SJ6853207412

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

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