Armada Memorial

20 Aug 1999
Armada Memorial, The Promenade, Plymouth, Devon, PL1 2PL
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Armada Memorial, The Hoe, Plymouth, Devon, PL1 2PL
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This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.


SX4753 THE PROMENADE, Hoe 740-1/66/302 Armada Memorial 01/05/75 (Formerly Listed as: THE HOE, Plymouth Armada Memorial)


Memorial. 1888. By Herbert A Gribble, architect and W Charles May, sculptor. Dressed granite with bronze fittings and sculpture. Octagonal stepped base to square panelled plinth with entablature, ramped in to tall panelled chest with entablature and further ramped in to entablature of base for bronze of Britannia with lion. Front has crowned shield with drapes, panel depicting the Armada above, the inscription: "HE BLEW WITH HIS WINDS AND THEY WERE SCATTERED" and the chest with a wreathed medallion with head of presumably the Spanish admiral, Sedonia. There is a low perimeter fence with granite plinth and chains between turned cast-iron stanchions. One of a very fine sequence of memorials and monuments on the Hoe. (The Buildings of England: Pevsner N: Devon: London: 1989-: 665).

Listing NGR: SX4777953903


This is part of the Series: IOE01/0996 IOE Records taken by Derek Hiscock; within the Collection: IOE01 Images Of England


© Mr Derek Hiscock. Source: Historic England Archive

This photograph was taken for the Images of England project

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Photographer: Hiscock, Derek

Rights Holder: Hiscock, Derek


Bronze, Granite, Victorian Commemorative Monument, Commemorative