This site is entirely user-supported. See how you can help.
We don't have any photos of this building yet. Why don't you be the first to send us one?
Latitude: 54.6424 / 54°38'32"N
Longitude: -3.5406 / 3°32'26"W
OS Eastings: 300674
OS Northings: 528564
OS Grid: NY006285
Mapcode National: GBR 3GQR.8M
Mapcode Global: WH5YP.LK6Y
Plus Code: 9C6RJFR5+XQ
Entry Name: The (Peat) Memorial Obelisk
Listing Date: 26 April 2004
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1390847
English Heritage Legacy ID: 490415
Location: Workington, Allerdale, Cumbria, CA14
Civil Parish: Workington
Built-Up Area: Workington
Traditional County: Cumberland
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cumbria
Church of England Parish: Workington St John
Church of England Diocese: Carlisle
566/0/10012 PORTLAND SQUARE
26-APR-04 The (Peat) Memorial Obelisk in Portlan
Memorial To Dr Anthony Peat. 1881. Slender obelisk of polished Dalbeattie granite,rising from a tapered pedestal on a stepped base. The monument is set within a shallow railed enclosure, and rises 23 feet from the ground. The obelisk shaft is 13 feet high. An inscription at the base of the monument reads "ERECTED BY PUBLIC SUBSCRIPTION IN MEMORY OF ANTHONY PEAT, SURGEON, WHO, DURING A LIFE SPENT INCESSANT TOIL FOR THE RELIEF OF HUMAN SUFFERING, WON THE LOVE AND ESTEEM OF ALL CLASSES. DIED JUNE 4TH 1877 AGED 57 YEARS." Below this, a quotation in Latin from St Matthew's Gospel, which in translation reads " EVEN SO LET YOUR LIGHT SHINE BEFORE MEN, THAT THEY MAY SEE YOUR GOOD WORKS, AND GLORIFY YOUR FATHER WHICH IS IN HEAVEN"
The monument forms a group with Nos. 16 and 18 Portland Square (q.q.v.)and No.2 Cavendish Street (q.v.)
A prominent public monument at the centre of a formally-planned urban square which commemorates a notable C19 Workington physician held in high esteem by the community he served for over 30 years.
This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.
Other nearby listed buildings