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Statue of Sir James Ramsden

A Grade II Listed Building in Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria

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Coordinates

Latitude: 54.1141 / 54°6'50"N

Longitude: -3.2314 / 3°13'53"W

OS Eastings: 319600

OS Northings: 469389

OS Grid: SD196693

Mapcode National: GBR 5NWV.6Z

Mapcode Global: WH72H.BVHG

Plus Code: 9C6R4Q79+JC

Entry Name: Statue of Sir James Ramsden

Listing Date: 6 May 1976

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1210082

English Heritage Legacy ID: 388464

Location: Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria, LA14

County: Cumbria

Electoral Ward/Division: Hindpool

Built-Up Area: Barrow-in-Furness

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cumbria

Church of England Parish: Barrow-in-Furness St Mark

Church of England Diocese: Carlisle

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Description


BARROW IN FURNESS

SD1969SE DUKE STREET
708-1/12/64 Statue of Sir James Ramsden
06/05/76

GV II

Statue. 1872. Sculptor M Noble of London; stonework by
MacDonald Field and Co of Aberdeen and London. Bronze on
granite pedestal and limestone stylobate. Stepped base to
square pedestal inscribed: 'IN HONOR/ OF/ SIR JAMES RAMSDEN/
FIRST MAYOR OF THIS BOROUGH/ ERECTED BY PUBLIC SUBSCRIPTION/
1872'. Bas-relief on left side depicts rural Barrow in 1846
whilst that on right shows industrial scene of 1871; dentilled
cornice. The statue faces north along Abbey Road: Ramsden in
mayoral robes and chain holds a chart of Barrow Port. Unveiled
1872 by the Duke of Devonshire. The statue cost »1,500 and the
granite »500. Ramsden arrived with the railway in 1846,
planned the new town and co-founded the Barrow Shipbuilding Co
Ltd. Centrepiece of Ramsden Square.
(Barrow in Furness, Almanack and Tide Table: Barrow in
Furness: 1886-: 64).


Listing NGR: SD1960069389

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