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Statue of Sir Robert Peel Opposite Cross Street

A Grade II Listed Building in Preston, Lancashire

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Latitude: 53.7561 / 53°45'21"N

Longitude: -2.7009 / 2°42'3"W

OS Eastings: 353883

OS Northings: 429082

OS Grid: SD538290

Mapcode National: GBR T9P.N2

Mapcode Global: WH85M.HV2F

Entry Name: Statue of Sir Robert Peel Opposite Cross Street

Listing Date: 27 September 1979

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1207346

English Heritage Legacy ID: 392202

Location: Preston, Lancashire, PR1

County: Lancashire

Electoral Ward/Division: Town Centre

Built-Up Area: Preston

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Lancashire

Church of England Parish: Preston St John and St George the Martyr

Church of England Diocese: Blackburn

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Listing Text


941-1/11/305 (East side)
27/09/79 Statue of Sir Robert Peel opposite
Cross Street


Monument to Sir Robert Peel (d.1850). Erected 1852; by Thomas
Duckett of Preston. Limestone. High square pedestal with
moulded base and banded top, surmounted by statue of Sir
Robert Peel standing with his left hand on a draped rock
behind him and his right hand at his waist, wearing a top
coat, and a pair of trousers the tightness of which attracted
contemporary criticism ("The clothing appears to cling to the
lower limbs as though it had been soaked in water": Hardwick,
History of Preston, 1857). The pedestal is inscribed "SIR/
1852" on the plinth, while its base has a linear hollow in
place of the original inscription "THOMAS MONK ESQ., MAYOR"
(erased following Thomas Monk's sentence to penal servitude
for life in 1858, convicted for forging a will).

Listing NGR: SD5388229082

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

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