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Memorial Cross to John Ruskin Approximately 23 Metres East of St Andrew's Church

A Grade II Listed Building in Coniston, Cumbria

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Latitude: 54.3688 / 54°22'7"N

Longitude: -3.0746 / 3°4'28"W

OS Eastings: 330280

OS Northings: 497568

OS Grid: SD302975

Mapcode National: GBR 6KZX.4N

Mapcode Global: WH71D.RG34

Entry Name: Memorial Cross to John Ruskin Approximately 23 Metres East of St Andrew's Church

Listing Date: 22 September 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1335749

English Heritage Legacy ID: 76784

Location: Coniston, South Lakeland, Cumbria, LA21

County: Cumbria

District: South Lakeland

Civil Parish: Coniston

Built-Up Area: Coniston

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cumbria

Church of England Parish: Coniston and Torver

Church of England Diocese: Carlisle

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Listing Text

SD 39 NW
5/80 Memorial cross to
John Ruskin approx
23m east of
St Andrew's Church


Memorial in form of Anglo-celtic cross. 1901. By W.G. Collingwood, an expert
in ancient crosses. Slightly tapering rectangular shaft, cross head with swept
arms. Interlace scrollwork and symbolic panels. Memorial reads: "JOHN RUSKIN/
1819:1900". East face has, from bottom to top: youth playing lyre; inscription
with interlace above and below; youth sketching in Swiss Alps (representing
"Modern Painters"); St Mark's Lion (Stones of Venice); 7 branched candlestick
(Seven Lamps of Architecture). Cross head has interlace and hemisphere. South
face has scrollwork of dogrose with squirrel, kingfisher and wren. West face
has scene from parable of vineyard ("Unto This Last"); lilies and sesame seeds
("Sesame and Lilies"); crowned angel holding club, key and nail ("Fors
Clavigera"); olive wreath ("Crown of Wild Olive"); St George and dragon
(representing Guild of St George). North face has interlace panel. John Ruskin
was the foremost art critic of the Victorian age, and also wrote on social and
economic matters.

Listing NGR: SD3028097568

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

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