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Latitude: 54.4302 / 54°25'48"N
Longitude: -0.5323 / 0°31'56"W
OS Eastings: 495312
OS Northings: 504859
OS Grid: NZ953048
Mapcode National: GBR SKQ6.KN
Mapcode Global: WHGB5.SXQ2
Entry Name: The Fish
Listing Date: 10 April 2006
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1391560
English Heritage Legacy ID: 495268
Location: Fylingdales, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO22
County: North Yorkshire
Civil Parish: Fylingdales
Traditional County: Yorkshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): North Yorkshire
Church of England Parish: Fylingdales St Stephen
Church of England Diocese: York
ROBIN HOODS BAY
Collecting box for the Royal National Lifeboat Institution erected by 1887. Probably made at Batts Iron Foundry (Huttons Works) at Whitby and presented by a local ship owner Captain Isaac Mills and his wife Alice Russell.
Cast iron painted sculpture of a cod fish standing on its tail with its mouth forming a slot for money. It is around 1.2m tall and weighs a just over 110kg. Sited on the south side of the top of the slipway that was formerly used by the village's lifeboat and fishing fleet.
Summary of Importance
The Fish, possibly the oldest collecting box still in service for the Royal National Lifeboat Institution, is a good example of Victorian foundry craftsmanship. It meets the criteria for listing as an example of Victorian public statuary and can be seen as a memorial to fishermen lost at sea and the bravery of RNLI volunteers. It provides a clear link to the life of Robin Hood's Bay before the rise of tourism that now dominates the economy of the village.
This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.
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