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STATUE OF SIR PETER FAIRBAIRN

List Entry Summary

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

Name: STATUE OF SIR PETER FAIRBAIRN

List entry Number: 1255605

Location

STATUE OF SIR PETER FAIRBAIRN, WOODHOUSE SQUARE

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County:

District: Leeds

District Type: Metropolitan Authority

Parish:

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 05-Aug-1976

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 465827

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Details

LEEDS

SE2934SW WOODHOUSE SQUARE 714-1/73/452 (South side) 05/08/76 Statue of Sir Peter Fairbairn

II

Statue. 1868. By M Noble, sculptor. Tall granite pedestal with cornice and plinth, square plan. Inscription: SIR PETER FAIRBAIRN, KNT/ MAYOR OF LEEDS/ IN/ 1857 AND 1858/ THIS STATUE WAS ERECTED BY/ THE VOLUNTARY SUBSCRIPTIONS/ OF HIS FELLOW TOWNSMEN. On the statue base, left side: M.NOBLE SCULP/ LONDON 1868. Bronze life-size standing figure, scroll in right hand, left hand resting on a plinth with cog wheel and drapery with chain of office. HISTORICAL NOTE: Peter Fairbairn came to Leeds from Kelso and started his engineering business in 1826 at the Wellington Foundry. He worked closely with John Marshall at his flax mills and with Matthew Murray and James Kitson was one of Leeds' engineering magnates. He was a churchwarden in the 1830s, councillor 1836-42 and in the 1850s his distinctions culminated in a knighthood from Queen Victoria at the opening of the new Town Hall in 1858. He lived at Fairbairn House, Clarendon Road (qv).



Listing NGR: SE2930634023

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National Grid Reference: SE 29306 34023

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