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Ouida Memorial

A Grade II Listed Building in Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.2388 / 52°14'19"N

Longitude: 0.7045 / 0°42'16"E

OS Eastings: 584763

OS Northings: 263509

OS Grid: TL847635

Mapcode National: GBR QDZ.QXP

Mapcode Global: VHKD4.5Z9N

Entry Name: Ouida Memorial

Listing Date: 30 October 1997

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1365860

English Heritage Legacy ID: 467597

Location: Bury St. Edmunds, St. Edmundsbury, Suffolk, IP33

County: Suffolk

District: St. Edmundsbury

Civil Parish: Bury St Edmunds

Built-Up Area: Bury St Edmunds

Traditional County: Suffolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Suffolk

Church of England Parish: Bury St Edmunds St Mary

Church of England Diocese: St.Edmundsbury and Ipswich

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Listing Text


BURY ST EDMUNDS

TL8463NW VINERY ROAD
639-1/9/644 (East side)
Ouida Memorial

II

Memorial. Early C20. In freestone with bronze figures. A
square drinking trough at the base, with low moulded stone
sides and short rectangular corner pillars, supports a
rectangular stone column in 3 stages with a flat top and
moulded cornice. The top stage is flanked on 2 sides by a cast
bronze female figure with flowing drapery: Courage, carrying a
sword, and Sympathy, cradling a puppy. A cast bronze panel has
a head in profile below the name 'OUIDA. LOUISE DE LA RAMEE',
and under it 'BORN AT BURY ST EDMUNDS JANUARY 1ST 1839, DIED
AT VAREGGIO, ITALY, JANUARY 25TH 1908. HER FRIENDS HAVE
ERECTED THIS FOUNTAIN IN THE PLACE OF HER BIRTH. HERE MAY
GOD'S CREATURES WHOM SHE LOVED ASSUAGE HER TENDER SOUL AS THEY
DRINK. CURZON OF KEDLESTON.' On one side of the lowest stage
the arms of Bury St Edmunds are carved, and on the opposite
side the further inscription: 'THIS MEMORIAL WAS ERECTED FROM
FUNDS SUBSCRIBED BY READERS OF THE DAILY MIRROR AND BY FRIENDS
AND ADMIRERS IN ALL PARTS OF THE WORLD.'


Listing NGR: TL8476363509

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

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