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Trevithick Memorial Statue on Pavement in Front of Library

A Grade II Listed Building in Camborne, Cornwall

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.2115 / 50°12'41"N

Longitude: -5.2978 / 5°17'52"W

OS Eastings: 164804

OS Northings: 39811

OS Grid: SW648398

Mapcode National: GBR FX93.VFX

Mapcode Global: VH12J.4Y38

Entry Name: Trevithick Memorial Statue on Pavement in Front of Library

Listing Date: 12 September 1989

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1365624

English Heritage Legacy ID: 66651

Location: Camborne, Cornwall, TR14

County: Cornwall

Civil Parish: Camborne

Built-Up Area: Camborne

Traditional County: Cornwall

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall

Church of England Parish: Camborne and Tuckinghill

Church of England Diocese: Truro

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Listing Text

CAMBORNE TREVENSON STREET
SW 63 NW
(north side)
10/103
Trevithick Memorial Statue
on pavement in front of Library

GV II
Memorial statue to Richard Trevithick (1771-1833), Engineer. Dated 1928;
by L.S.Merrifield. White granite pedestal with bronze plaques and gilded
bronze statue. Square section. Shallow step, deep plain base, tall pedestal
with moulded plinth and cap surmounted by life-size statue. Each side of
the plinth has a small bronze relief plaque: that on the back depicts a sail
ship and is lettered:-
RICHARD TREVITHICK
INVENTOR OF THE LOCOMOTIVE
BORN 1771 DIED 1833
The other plaques have kneeling female figures holding examples of the
application of steam power, with identifying inscriptions: Cornish boiler on
the front, Merthyr Tydfil Locomotive on the left side, and iron Steam and
Sail Ship on the right-hand side.. The statue portrays Trevithick in forward
striding pose with a pair of dividers in his raised right hand and a model
of a steam locomotive cradled in his left arm. The base of the statue is
inscribed "L.S.Merrifield" and "1928".


Listing NGR: SW6480439811

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