NY4056 : The Creighton Memorial, Hardwicke Circus

near to Carlisle, Cumbria, Great Britain

The Creighton Memorial, Hardwicke Circus
The Creighton Memorial, Hardwicke Circus
In honour of James Robert Creighton, twice mayor of Carlisle, who died in 1896. He was a council member for 22 years and initiated many improvements in the city, including the Market Hall, Tullie House Library and Museum, and a new road layout linking Lowther Street to Eden Bridge.
The memorial was erected in 1898 in a triangular garden at street level, which occupied roughly the same area as today's sunken garden in the middle of Hardwicke Circus roundabout. While the latter was being constructed in 1970 the monument was removed, but was put back the next year in almost the same spot it had originally been.
A statue of St George and the dragon is set on a tall column supported by a triangular plinth. There are carved inscriptions on two panels at the base, the third bears a portrait plaque - see NY4056 : Bronze portrait of J.R. Creighton, twice mayor of Carlisle .
Detailed information about the man and the memorial is given in the English Heritage listing description LinkExternal link . More about JR Creighton in this Cumberland News article LinkExternal link .
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Sunday, 8 April, 2012   (more nearby)
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Tuesday, 20 August, 2013
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Historic sites and artefacts  Park and Public Gardens 
Person (from Tags)
James Robert Creighton 
Architect (from Tags)
Charles J Ferguson 
Statue (from Tags)
St George and Dragon 
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Leon-Joseph Chavalliaud 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NY 4015 5637 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:53.9074N 2:56.0865W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NY 4014 5636
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