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The Fish

A Grade II Listed Building in Fylingdales, North Yorkshire

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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

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1391560

English Heritage Legacy ID: 495268

Location: Fylingdales, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO22

County: North Yorkshire

District: Scarborough

Civil Parish: Fylingdales

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): North Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Fylingdales St Stephen

Church of England Diocese: York

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Listing Text


The Fish


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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