STATUE OF PRINCE ALBERT IN FRONT OF DOCK OFFICES

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1379874
Date first listed:
31-Oct-1974
Date of most recent amendment:
30-Jun-1999
Statutory Address:
STATUE OF PRINCE ALBERT IN FRONT OF DOCK OFFICES, ROYAL STREET

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Location

Statutory Address:
STATUE OF PRINCE ALBERT IN FRONT OF DOCK OFFICES, ROYAL STREET

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

District:
North East Lincolnshire (Unitary Authority)
National Grid Reference:
TA 27523 10480

Details

GRIMSBY

TA2710SE ROYAL STREET, The Docks 699-1/12/139 (East side) 31/10/74 Statue of Prince Albert in front of Dock Offices (Formerly Listed as: CLEETHORPES ROAD (North side) Statue of Prince Albert (in front of Dock Offices))

GV II

Statue of Prince Albert. 1879, moved C20. Bronze figure, polished granite plinth. Life-size figure in ceremonial costume, holding plans. Right side of base inscribed "MODELLED by W. THEED of LONDON, CAST by CH. LENZ of NUREMBERG". Plinth bears inscriptions on all sides. To front: "The new dock connecting the Royal Dock with the Old Dock was opened by their Royal Highnesses the Prince and Princess of Wales on the 22nd July 1879". To the left side: "Albert, Prince Consort, Born 26th August, 1819 Died 14th December 1861. He laid the foundation stone of the Royal Dock, Great Grimsby on the 18th April 1849, and the Dock was opened on the 27th May 1852". To the right side: "To commemorate the inauguration and completion of these great works this memorial has been erected by Sir Edward William Watkin, MP, Chairman of the Manchester, Sheffield and Lincolnshire Railway Company 1879". To the rear is an inscribed excerpt from Prince Albert's speech. Statue was moved in mid C20 from its former position on the south side of Cleethorpe Road, 90 metres to the south-west, beside the Custom House (qv). (The Buildings of England: Pevsner N, Harris J, and Antram N: Lincolnshire: London: 1989-: 342; Grimsby Planning Department: Action for Conservation: Grimsby Borough Council: 1972-).



Listing NGR: TA2752310480

Legacy

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Legacy System number:
479315
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Pevsner, N, John, H, The Buildings of England: Lincolnshire, (1964), 342

Legal

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

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Date: 30 Aug 2000
Reference: IOE01/02933/22
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