THE (PEAT) MEMORIAL OBELISK

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1390847
Date first listed:
26-Apr-2004
Statutory Address:
THE (PEAT) MEMORIAL OBELISK, PORTLAND SQUARE

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Location

Statutory Address:
THE (PEAT) MEMORIAL OBELISK, PORTLAND SQUARE

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

County:
Cumbria
District:
Allerdale (District Authority)
Parish:
Workington
National Grid Reference:
NY 00674 28564

Details

WORKINGTON

566/0/10012 PORTLAND SQUARE 26-APR-04 The (Peat) Memorial Obelisk in Portlan d Square

II Memorial To Dr Anthony Peat. 1881. Slender obelisk of polished Dalbeattie granite,rising from a tapered pedestal on a stepped base. The monument is set within a shallow railed enclosure, and rises 23 feet from the ground. The obelisk shaft is 13 feet high. An inscription at the base of the monument reads "ERECTED BY PUBLIC SUBSCRIPTION IN MEMORY OF ANTHONY PEAT, SURGEON, WHO, DURING A LIFE SPENT INCESSANT TOIL FOR THE RELIEF OF HUMAN SUFFERING, WON THE LOVE AND ESTEEM OF ALL CLASSES. DIED JUNE 4TH 1877 AGED 57 YEARS." Below this, a quotation in Latin from St Matthew's Gospel, which in translation reads " EVEN SO LET YOUR LIGHT SHINE BEFORE MEN, THAT THEY MAY SEE YOUR GOOD WORKS, AND GLORIFY YOUR FATHER WHICH IS IN HEAVEN" The monument forms a group with Nos. 16 and 18 Portland Square (q.q.v.)and No.2 Cavendish Street (q.v.)

A prominent public monument at the centre of a formally-planned urban square which commemorates a notable C19 Workington physician held in high esteem by the community he served for over 30 years.

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
490415
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.

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