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Armada Memorial

A Grade II* Listed Building in Plymouth, City of Plymouth

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.3653 / 50°21'55"N

Longitude: -4.1416 / 4°8'29"W

OS Eastings: 247779

OS Northings: 53903

OS Grid: SX477539

Mapcode National: GBR RBF.RT

Mapcode Global: FRA 2862.J9F

Plus Code: 9C2Q9V85+48

Entry Name: Armada Memorial

Listing Date: 1 May 1975

Last Amended: 9 November 1998

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1386461

English Heritage Legacy ID: 473848

Location: The Hoe, Plymouth, PL1

County: City of Plymouth

Electoral Ward/Division: St Peter and the Waterfront

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: Plymouth

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

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Description



PLYMOUTH

SX4753 THE PROMENADE, Hoe
740-1/66/302 Armada Memorial
01/05/75
(Formerly Listed as:
THE HOE, Plymouth
Armada Memorial)

GV II*

Memorial. 1888. By Herbert A Gribble, architect and W Charles
May, sculptor. Dressed granite with bronze fittings and
sculpture. Octagonal stepped base to square panelled plinth
with entablature, ramped in to tall panelled chest with
entablature and further ramped in to entablature of base for
bronze of Britannia with lion. Front has crowned shield with
drapes, panel depicting the Armada above, the inscription: "HE
BLEW WITH HIS WINDS AND THEY WERE SCATTERED" and the chest
with a wreathed medallion with head of presumably the Spanish
admiral, Sedonia. There is a low perimeter fence with granite
plinth and chains between turned cast-iron stanchions.
One of a very fine sequence of memorials and monuments on the
Hoe.
(The Buildings of England: Pevsner N: Devon: London: 1989-:
665).

Listing NGR: SX4777953903

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