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Derby Monument

A Grade II Listed Building in Preston, Lancashire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.7524 / 53°45'8"N

Longitude: -2.7047 / 2°42'16"W

OS Eastings: 353632

OS Northings: 428678

OS Grid: SD536286

Mapcode National: GBR T94.G5

Mapcode Global: WH85M.FY96

Entry Name: Derby Monument

Listing Date: 27 September 1979

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1218485

English Heritage Legacy ID: 392095

Location: Preston, Lancashire, PR1

County: Lancashire

District: Preston

Town: Preston

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


PRESTON

SD5328NE MILLER PARK
941-1/13/207 (North side)
27/09/79 Derby monument

GV II

Monument to the 14th Earl of Derby (d.1869). Dated 1873 on
rear of pedestal; by M.Noble of London. Grey polished granite
and white marble. Punched granite base; pedestal of grey
polished granite, square in section with chamfered corners,
approx.4m high, with moulded foot and prominent cornice, the
front inscribed: "EDWARD GEOFFREY STANLEY / 14th EARL OF DERBY
K.C. / BORN 29th MARCH 1799 / DIED 23rd OCTOBER 1869, and the
rear: NORTH AND NORTH EAST / LANCASHIRE / DERBY MEMORIAL /
1873". Statue in Sicilian white marble, approx.3.3m high,
depicting the Earl of Derby as if addressing the House of
Lords, standing with a scroll in his right hand, his robe of
rank removed and draped over a pile of books behind his leg.
History: as the Hon. E.G.Stanley before his succession to the
title, the subject was MP for Preston 1826-30 and for North
Lancashire 1832-44; and subsequently Prime Minister in 1852,
1858-59, and 1866-68. (Monument erected on site formerly
occupied by gazebo now in Avenham Park.)


Listing NGR: SD5363228678

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