This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.
SD31NW DUKE STREET 664-1/1/33 (North East side) Eliza Fernley Lifeboat monument in Cemetery
Monument to the lifeboat crew. Probably c1888-90. By FW Johnson, architect. Commemorates 14 members of the crew of the Southport lifeboat "Eliza Fernley". Sandstone and polished granite, with marble plaques. Rectangular plan. EXTERIOR: in the form of a tomb chest raised on a high battered plinth. Low ashlar base with rope-work border and round-topped corner bollards with iron mooring rings; plinth of 3 courses of large rock-faced sandstone blocks; polished granite chest with terminal pilasters, a sunk panel in each side, a moulded cornice, and the lid carved in representation of a broken mast battered by waves. The panels of the north and east sides contain lettered marble plaques; that on the west side contains a good carved relief depicting the lifeboat and its crew caught under the crest of a mountainous wave. HISTORY: the crew lost their lives on the night of 9 December 1888 (together with the crew of the St Anne's lifeboat) while attempting to rescue the crew of the German barque "Mexico".
This tragedy is also commemorated by an obelisk on the Promenade (qv).
Listing NGR: SD3412715858
© Mr Andy Hibbert. Source: Historic England Archive
This photograph was taken for the Images of England project
People & Organisations
Photographer: Hibbert, Andy
Rights Holder: Hibbert, Andy
Ashlar, Granite, Marble, Sandstone, Victorian Chest Tomb, Religious Ritual And Funerary, Tomb, Funerary Site, Commemorative Monument, Commemorative
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