Laura Janet Monument Approximately 30 Metres North Of Church Of St Cuthbert

28 Aug 1999
Laura Janet Monument Approximately 30 Metres North Of Church Of St Cuthbert, Church Road, Lytham St Annes, Fylde, Lancashire, FY8 5JY
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This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.


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


This is part of the Series: IOE01/1891 IOE Records taken by G M Smith; within the Collection: IOE01 Images Of England


© Mr G M Smith. Source: Historic England Archive

This photograph was taken for the Images of England project

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Photographer: Smith, G M

Rights Holder: Smith, G M


Sandstone, Victorian Commemorative Monument, Commemorative, Church, Religious Ritual And Funerary, Mixed Cemetery, Cemetery, Funerary Site