BLAKE STATUE

Overview

Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II*

List Entry Number: 1205747

Date first listed: 24-Mar-1950

Statutory Address: BLAKE STATUE, CORNHILL

Map

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Location

Statutory Address: BLAKE STATUE, CORNHILL

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

County: Somerset

District: Sedgemoor (District Authority)

Parish: Bridgwater

National Grid Reference: ST 29869 37045

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History

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Details

BRIDGWATER

ST2937SE CORNHILL 736-1/10/45 Blake Statue 24/03/50

GV II*

Statue of Admiral Blake. 1898. By D W Pomeroy. Bronze, limestone and granite. A vigorous more-than-lifesize figure in C17 costume, repositioned from the front of the Corn Exchange (qv) to face down Cornhill, has its right arm outstretched and points toward Christ Church Unitarian Chapel in Dampiet Street (qv); it stands on a square base above a corniced granite plinth with recessed square panels to each side; lively finely-detailed bronze low-relief scenes to the rear and sides depict the Admiral's victories at sea and the return of his body to Plymouth Sound in 1657; an inscription to the front reads "Robert Blake born in this town 1598 died at sea 1657". The base is of granite steps raised on a C20 circular brick dais. (Buildings of England: Pevsner N: South and West Somerset: London: 1958-: 98).

Listing NGR: ST2987037046

Legacy

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Legacy System number: 373861

Legacy System: LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Pevsner, N, The Buildings of England: South and West Somerset, (1958), 98

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