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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
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1385364
English Heritage Legacy ID: 485826
Location: Barnstaple, North Devon, Devon, EX32
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
SS5532 THE SQUARE
684-1/4/242 Willshire Monument on traffic island
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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