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Statue of Henry Schneider

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

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Coordinates

Latitude: 54.1108 / 54°6'38"N

Longitude: -3.2263 / 3°13'34"W

OS Eastings: 319927

OS Northings: 469020

OS Grid: SD199690

Mapcode National: GBR 5NXX.94

Mapcode Global: WH72H.DXXY

Entry Name: Statue of Henry Schneider

Listing Date: 6 May 1976

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1283025

English Heritage Legacy ID: 388463

Location: Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria, LA14

County: Cumbria

District: Barrow-in-Furness

Town: Barrow-in-Furness

Electoral Ward/Division: Central

Built-Up Area: Barrow-in-Furness

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cumbria

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

Church of England Diocese: Carlisle

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Listing Text


BARROW IN FURNESS

SD1969SE DUKE STREET
708-1/12/65 Statue of Henry Schneider
06/05/76

GV II

Statue. 1891. Sculptor: Percy Wood. Bronze on granite
pedestal. 2-step stylobate to cylindrical pedestal inscribed:
'IN HONOR/ OF HENRY WILLIAM SCHNEIDER/ MAYOR OF THIS BOROUGH/
1875 TO 1878/ ERECTED/ BY PUBLIC SUBSCRIPTION/ 1891';
Vitruvian scroll beneath cornice. Robed figure of Schneider
faced up Duke Street. Schneider, Hannay and Co built the first
blast furnaces in Barrow between 1857-59 then amalgamated with
James Ramsden's company to form the Barrow Haematite Iron and
Steel Company in 1866. Using the Bessemer process this became
by 1876, the biggest iron and steel plant in the world. His
life is chronicled elsewhere. Centrepiece of Schneider Square.
(Barnes F: Barrow and District: Barrow in Furness: 1967-: 96;
Banks A G: H W Schneider of Barrow and Bowness: Kendal:
1984-).


Listing NGR: SD1992769020

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