THE SEBASTOPOL CANNON INCLUDNG LAMP ARCH, SUPPORTING PLINTH AND IRON POSTS WITH CHAINS SURROUNDING IT

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1045169
Date first listed:
05-Nov-1976
Statutory Address:
THE SEBASTOPOL CANNON INCLUDNG LAMP ARCH SUPPORTING PLINTH AND IRON POSTS WITH CHAINS SURROUNDING IT, CHURCHGATE, RETFORD

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Location

Statutory Address:
THE SEBASTOPOL CANNON INCLUDNG LAMP ARCH SUPPORTING PLINTH AND IRON POSTS WITH CHAINS SURROUNDING IT, CHURCHGATE, RETFORD

The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County:
Nottinghamshire
District:
Bassetlaw (District Authority)
National Grid Reference:
SK 70583 81285

Details

This list entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 27/10/2014

SK 7081 SE 1/101 5345

CHURCHGATE (East Side), The Sebastopol Cannon including the Lamp arch, supporting plinth and iron posts with chains surrounding it

II GV

C19 cannon on wood carriage attached to 2 stone steps and beneath iron overthrow with street lamp. Surround of chain guard and iron posts. Cannon bears inscription 'Captured Sevastopol 1855'. After the end of the Crimean War in 1856 captured ordnance was made available by the government as trophies. Retford applied, and in April 1858 a 24-pounder was delivered by rail. It was given the name ‘The Earl of Aberdeen’. The Cannon was officially unveiled on the 17 February 1859 by Gunner Cole (of the Royal Artillery). The cannon was removed during the scrap drive of the Second World War, but was rescued by Mr R.G. Bradshaw (Alderman of Retford). The cannon was reinstated after the Second World War, set on a new wooden gun carriage, being officially unveiled on the 29 March 1950 by the Mayor of Retford, Councillor T. Richmond.

Forms a visual group with Nos 1 to 33 (odd) and Nos 2 to 14 (even) Chapelgate.

Listing NGR: SK7058381285

Legacy

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Legacy System number:
240901
Legacy System:
LBS

Legal

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

End of official listing

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Date: 21 May 2007
Reference: IOE01/16379/31
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