This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.
LYTHAM ST ANNES
SD32NE CHURCH ROAD, Lytham 621-1/3/41 (North side) "Laura Janet" monument approx. 30 metres north of Church of St Cuthbert
Monument to crew of St Annes lifeboat. Late C19. Commemorates 7 members of the crew of the lifeboat "Laura Janet" who perished while attempting to rescue the crew of the German barque "Mexico" during a storm on the night of 9 December 1886. Red sandstone. Gothic style, in the form of a pinnacled tabernacle approx. 4 metres high; mounted on a square platform of 2 low steps, with a stepped plinth, cross-gabled blind tabernacle with cusped arches and steep gablets, surmounted by a short arcaded shaft with crocketed pinnacle. The arch on the east side contains carving depicting the crew rowing the boat through heavy sea, below which is a memorial inscription including a list of their names; the other arches contain various inscriptions. See also the lifeboat monument at South Promenade, St Annes. Forms group with church of St Cuthbert (q.v.).
Listing NGR: SD3570327257
© Mr G M Smith. Source: Historic England Archive
This photograph was taken for the Images of England project
People & Organisations
Photographer: Smith, G M
Rights Holder: Smith, G M
Sandstone, Victorian Commemorative Monument, Commemorative, Church, Religious Ritual And Funerary, Mixed Cemetery, Cemetery, Funerary Site
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