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Built to commemorate the Mayor of Carlisle between 1880–1881 and 1888–1889, James Robert Creighton, the memorial consists of a three-sided decorative plinth, and tapered column, on top of which stands a stone figure of Saint George and the dragon. On the plinth is a bas-relief portrait of the late mayor in a bronze medallion surrounded by a wreath and scrolls in high relief, the other two sides bearing the inscriptions.
lime-based artifical stone, red sandstone & bronze
H 720 x W (?) x D (?) cm;
Plinth: H 150 x W (?) x D (?) cm (E)
commissioned by Carlisle City Council
Carlisle City Council
Carlisle City Council
Grade II (England and Wales)
8th October 1898
at all times
north-west facing, right-hand side of medallion, under shoulder: posthumous portrait by Chavalliaud 1898
north-east face, incised gold-painted letters on red sandstone plinth: JAMES ROBERT CREIGHTON / MAYOR OF CARLISLE 1880-1 AD 1888-9 / DIED SEPTEMBER 6TH 1896; south face, incised gold-painted letters on red sandstone plinth: ON HIS DEATHBED HE SENT A MESSAGE TO / HIS FELLOW CITIZENS EXPRESSING HIS / PROFOUND CONVICTION THAT THE GREATNESS / OF ENGLAND DEPENDED ON ITS CAPACITY / FOR LOCAL SELF GOVERNMENT HE TRUSTED / THAT CARLISLE WOULD NEVER BE WITHOUT / A DUE SUPPLY OF MEN WHO REGARDED IT / AS BOTH THEIR DUTY AND PLEASURE / TO DEVOTE THEIR ZEAL AND ENERGY TO THE / PROMOTION OF THE WELFARE OF THE CITY