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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
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
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
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