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Willshire Monument on Traffic Island

A Grade II Listed Building in Barnstaple, Devon

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Latitude: 51.0781 / 51°4'41"N

Longitude: -4.0586 / 4°3'31"W

OS Eastings: 255887

OS Northings: 132996

OS Grid: SS558329

Mapcode National: GBR KQ.DCNP

Mapcode Global: FRA 26D8.DNS

Entry Name: Willshire Monument on Traffic Island

Listing Date: 31 August 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1385364

English Heritage Legacy ID: 485826

Location: Barnstaple, North Devon, Devon, EX32

County: Devon

District: North Devon

Civil Parish: Barnstaple

Built-Up Area: Barnstaple

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Barnstaple St Peter and St Mary Magdalene

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text


BARNSTAPLE

SS5532 THE SQUARE
684-1/4/242 Willshire Monument on traffic island
31/08/88

GV II

Memorial bust. Late C19. By WL Baron of Barnstaple. Bronze
bust standing on a column with shaft of polished red granite;
pedestal and capital of polished grey granite. On the shaft is
carved CHARLES SWEET WILLSHIRE. 1837-89. On the pedestal is
carved ERECTED BY FRIENDS AND FELLOW TOWNSMEN IN RECOGNITION
OF HIS EMINENT AND UNSELFISH SERVICES AS A LIBERAL POLITICIAN
AND MUNICIPAL REPRESENTATIVE.
Willshire was described in 1897 as 'for many years one of the
most influential political leaders in the Western Counties'.
WL Baron was one of the principal decorators at Brannam's
pottery in Litchdon Street (qv); in about 1895 he started his
own pottery at Rolle Quay.
(Gardiner WF: Barnstaple: 1837-97: 1897-: 240; Thomas EU:
Victorian Art Pottery: 1974-: 105).


Listing NGR: SS5588732996

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