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The (Peat) Memorial Obelisk

A Grade II Listed Building in Workington, Cumbria

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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

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1390847

English Heritage Legacy ID: 490415

Location: Workington, Allerdale, Cumbria, CA14

County: Cumbria

District: Allerdale

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

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Listing Text


26-APR-04 The (Peat) Memorial Obelisk in Portlan
d Square

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.

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