This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.
SS42NE THE QUAY 842-1/2/233 (East side) 19/03/73 Statue of Charles Kingsley
Statue. 1906. By Joseph Whitehead. White marble figure of Kingsley dressed in an academic gown, right foot forward; pen in right hand, 2 books in left hand. Stands on a tall pedestal, probably of Portland stone, with moulded cap and base; on the front of it is incised KINGSLEY. At the back of the foot of the statue is incised JOSEPH WHITEHEAD. SCULPTOR. LONDON S.E. Attached to the base of the pedestal is a bronze wreath inscribed: CHARLES KINGSLEY. Born 12th June 1819. A tribute of honour and esteem from the inhabitants of Bideford.
June 12th 1919. The statue has lost its right little finger and the top of the pen. Whitehead, of Vincent Square, Westminster, exhibited at the Royal Academy in 1889, 1893, 1894, and 1895. (Kelly's Directories: Devonshire: 1910-: P.74; Graves A: The Royal Academy of Arts. A Complete Dictionary of Contributors: London: 1906-: P.258).
Listing NGR: SS4553526908
© Mr Tim Sanders. Source: Historic England Archive
This photograph was taken for the Images of England project
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Photographer: Sanders, Tim
Rights Holder: Sanders, Tim
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