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Latitude: 53.5517 / 53°33'6"N
Longitude: -2.6353 / 2°38'7"W
OS Eastings: 358006
OS Northings: 406306
OS Grid: SD580063
Mapcode National: GBR BW1C.8J
Mapcode Global: WH97R.HZBL
Entry Name: Powell Monument
Listing Date: 8 December 1999
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1384493
English Heritage Legacy ID: 484927
Location: Wigan, WN1
Electoral Ward/Division: Wigan Central
Built-Up Area: Wigan
Traditional County: Lancashire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater Manchester
Church of England Parish: Wigan All Saints
Church of England Diocese: Liverpool
SD5806SW MESNES PARK
24-1/6/43 Powell Monument
Monumental statue. Commemorates Sir Francis Sharp Powell, M.P.
for Wigan; dated 1910 on front plaque; slightly altered.
Sculptor EG Gillick. Grey granite with bronze plaques and
statue. Square plan. Base of 3 wide steps; cubic pedestal with
rectangular bronze plaques in 3 sides, surmounted by a
life-sized statue of Sir Francis pensively seated in a chair,
an overcoat carelessly draped over the back of it. The plaque
attached to the front of the pedestal has raised lettering:
"SIR FRANCIS SHARP POWELL / BARONET. BORN IN WIGAN / 1827.
M.P. FOR HIS NATIVE TOWN / 1857-9 AND 1885-1910. ERECTED / BY
PUBLIC SUBSCRIPTION 1910". The side plaques, let into the
pedestal, have bas-relief figures. Monument set in square
enclosure, the corners marked by small granite piers with
bronze caps, from which chains were formerly suspended.
NOTE: all the bronze-work is tarnished green except for one of
Sir Francis's shoes, which is highly polished in consequence
of a local belief that any child may have a secret wish while
(Gray AS: Edwardian Architecture: London: 1985-).
Listing NGR: SD5800606306
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