2005

NY2548 : The Monument, Wigton

taken 19 years ago, near to Wigton, Cumbria, England

The Monument, Wigton
The Monument, Wigton
Wigton was originally a wool trading town, but now its major employer is Innovia films. In the market place is an elaborate 19th Century fountain erected in 1872 by George Moore of Whitehall in Mealsgate, in memory of his wife. It is built of granite, and features four fine bronze reliefs of the Acts of Mercy by the Pre-Raphaelite sculptor Thomas Woolner. On the north side (opposite the Kings Arms) is 'Visiting the Afflicted', the east illustrates 'Clothing the Naked', the south has 'Instructing the Ignorant', and the west side has 'Feeding the Hungry'. Above each bronze is a small granite carving of the face of Mrs Moore, surrounded by leaves.

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NY2548, 178 images   (more nearby 🔍)
Photographer
Nigel Monckton   (more nearby)
Date Taken
Sunday, 2 October, 2005   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 2 October, 2005
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NY 254 483 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:49.4379N 3:9.7583W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NY 255 483
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WEST (about 270 degrees)
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