POWELL MONUMENT

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1384493
Date first listed:
08-Dec-1999
Statutory Address:
POWELL MONUMENT, MESNES PARK

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Location

Statutory Address:
POWELL MONUMENT, MESNES PARK

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

District:
Wigan (Metropolitan Authority)
National Grid Reference:
SD 58006 06306

Details

WIGAN

SD5806SW MESNES PARK 24-1/6/43 Powell Monument

GV II

Monumental statue. Commemorates Sir Francis Sharp Powell, M.P. for Wigan; dated 1910 on front plaque; slightly altered. Sculptor EG Gillick. Grey granite with bronze plaques and statue. Square plan. Base of 3 wide steps; cubic pedestal with rectangular bronze plaques in 3 sides, surmounted by a life-sized statue of Sir Francis pensively seated in a chair, an overcoat carelessly draped over the back of it. The plaque attached to the front of the pedestal has raised lettering: "SIR FRANCIS SHARP POWELL / BARONET. BORN IN WIGAN / 1827. M.P. FOR HIS NATIVE TOWN / 1857-9 AND 1885-1910. ERECTED / BY PUBLIC SUBSCRIPTION 1910". The side plaques, let into the pedestal, have bas-relief figures. Monument set in square enclosure, the corners marked by small granite piers with bronze caps, from which chains were formerly suspended. NOTE: all the bronze-work is tarnished green except for one of Sir Francis's shoes, which is highly polished in consequence of a local belief that any child may have a secret wish while holding it. (Gray AS: Edwardian Architecture: London: 1985-).







Listing NGR: SD5800606306

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
484927
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Gray, A S, Edwardian Architecture A Biographical Dictionary, (1985)

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: 29 Jul 2007
Reference: IOE01/16696/04
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