THE FISH

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1391560
Date first listed:
10-Apr-2006
Statutory Address:
THE FISH, ROBIN HOODS BAY

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Location

Statutory Address:
THE FISH, ROBIN HOODS BAY

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

County:
North Yorkshire
District:
Scarborough (District Authority)
Parish:
Fylingdales
National Park:
NORTH YORK MOORS
National Grid Reference:
NZ 95312 04859

Details

665/0/10025

WHITBY ROBIN HOODS BAY The Fish

11-APR-06

II Collecting box for the Royal National Lifeboat Institution erected by 1887. Probably made at Batts Iron Foundry (Huttons Works) at Whitby and presented by a local ship owner Captain Isaac Mills and his wife Alice Russell.

Cast iron painted sculpture of a cod fish standing on its tail with its mouth forming a slot for money. It is around 1.2m tall and weighs a just over 110kg. Sited on the south side of the top of the slipway that was formerly used by the village's lifeboat and fishing fleet.

Summary of Importance The Fish, possibly the oldest collecting box still in service for the Royal National Lifeboat Institution, is a good example of Victorian foundry craftsmanship. It meets the criteria for listing as an example of Victorian public statuary and can be seen as a memorial to fishermen lost at sea and the bravery of RNLI volunteers. It provides a clear link to the life of Robin Hood's Bay before the rise of tourism that now dominates the economy of the village.

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
495268
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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