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Statue of Richard Cobden

A Grade II Listed Building in Regent's Park, London

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Latitude: 51.5348 / 51°32'5"N

Longitude: -0.1389 / 0°8'20"W

OS Eastings: 529180

OS Northings: 183403

OS Grid: TQ291834

Mapcode National: GBR D4.Z0

Mapcode Global: VHGQS.JPX9

Plus Code: 9C3XGVM6+WC

Entry Name: Statue of Richard Cobden

Listing Date: 14 May 1974

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1272429

English Heritage Legacy ID: 476809

ID on this website: 101272429

Location: Camden Town, Camden, London, NW1

County: London

District: Camden

Electoral Ward/Division: Regent's Park

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: Camden

Traditional County: Middlesex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: St Pancras Old Church

Church of England Diocese: London

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798-1/83/154 Statue of Richard Cobden


Statue. c1868. By W and T Wills. Sicilian marble. Figure of
Cobden (badly weathered) in contemporary dress with right hand
raised and holding papers in left hand; standing on an
inscribed pedestal with side panels having carved swags. Base
inscribed "Cornlaws repealed 1846". HISTORICAL NOTE: Richard
Cobden, MP, led the successful campaign for the repeal of the
Corn Laws in the 1840s. The statue was erected by public
subscription 3 years after his death; inscription records that
Napoleon III was the principal contributor, for Cobden had
been instrumental in establishing a free trade treaty with
France in 1860.

Listing NGR: TQ2918083403

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