SX4854 : Plymouth Leviathan

taken 3 years ago, near to Plymouth, Great Britain

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Plymouth Leviathan
Plymouth Leviathan
The Plymouth Leviathan

A 33-foot sculpture by Brian Fell (LinkExternal link ) (see also Wilberforce House Museum Sculptures ), which was unveiled in 1996, seemingly amalgamated as many kind of sea creatures as it could, as part of an effort to represent the variety fish and shell fish landed on the Barbican. It has a cormorantís feet, a plesiosaurusís tail, the fin of a John Dory, a lobsterís claws and the head of an angler fish. Also known as The Plymouth Prawn.

The Barbican

The Barbican is the name given to the western and northern sides of the old harbour area (Sutton Harbour) of Plymouth. It was one of the few parts of the city to escape most of the destruction of The Blitz during the Second World War. Two or three streets still retain some of the architecture of an old fishing port.
The present Barbican district is generally regarded as being roughly equivalent to the location and size of the medieval walled town of Sutton. A barbican is a fortified gate, and here the name probably derives from the 'Castle Barbican' which was an entrance to the late medieval fortress that guarded access to the Cattewater, prior to the building of the Royal Citadel.
For centuries the Barbican was home to Plymouth's fish market (now relocated to the other side of the harbour) and is still home to many fishermen.
Today the Barbican is mostly pubs, bars, cafes and restaurants.

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Date Taken
Thursday, 31 August, 2017   (more nearby)
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Thursday, 25 January, 2018
Geographical Context
Docks, Harbours 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SX 4837 5400 [10m precision]
WGS84: 50:21.9789N 4:8.0028W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SX 4833 5399
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