SJ8189 : Wythenshawe Park, Oliver Cromwell Statue

taken 6 years ago, near to Gatley, Manchester, Great Britain

Wythenshawe Park, Oliver Cromwell Statue
Wythenshawe Park, Oliver Cromwell Statue
The Cromwell statue was controversially* erected by local Liberal politicians in 1875. It was originally sited at the junction of Deansgate and Victoria Street in Manchester, where it stood until the 1970s when it was moved from outside Manchester Cathedral to make way for a traffic scheme. After being in storage for a number of years it was installed at Wythenshawe Park, about 100metres to the east of SJ8189 : Wythenshawe Hall, although it is very unlikely that Oliver Cromwell ever visited Wythenshawe.

There have been suggestions that the statue may be moved back to its original home near the Cathedral as part of the re-development of the city centre (LinkExternal link Manchester Evening News 19 July 2011)

The statue is a Grade II listed structure. SJ8189 : Cromwell Statue, Inscription shows a close-up of the inscription on the base.

*The erection of a statue to Cromwell annoyed the cityís large Irish immigrant population as Cromwell had ruthlessly put down Irish uprisings. And when Queen Victoria was asked to open Manchesterís town hall she allegedly insisted that the statue of Cromwell should be removed. (LinkExternal link Manchester Evening News)
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Date Taken
Sunday, 1 April, 2012   (more nearby)
Monday, 2 April, 2012
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Park and Public Gardens  People, Events 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 8169 8980 [10m precision]
WGS84: 53:24.2819N 2:16.6124W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SJ 8164 8978
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