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James Robert Creighton Memorial
James Robert Creighton Memorial
James Robert Creighton Memorial
James Robert Creighton Memorial
James Robert Creighton Memorial
James Robert Creighton Memorial
James Robert Creighton Memorial
James Robert Creighton Memorial
James Robert Creighton Memorial

Photo credit: Rob Terwey / Art UK

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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.


Date

1896–1898

Medium

lime-based artifical stone, red sandstone & bronze

Measurements

H 720 x W (?) x D (?) cm;
Plinth: H 150 x W (?) x D (?) cm (E)

Accession number

CA1_RT_S006

Acquisition method

commissioned by Carlisle City Council

Work type

Statue

Owner

Carlisle City Council

Custodian

Carlisle City Council

Work status

extant

Listing status

Grade II (England and Wales)

Unveiling date

8th October 1898

Access

at all times

Signature/marks description

north-west facing, right-hand side of medallion, under shoulder: posthumous portrait by Chavalliaud 1898

Inscription description

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


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Located at

Hardwicke Circus, Carlisle

CA1 9SA

Located on the south side of the pedestrianised/park area, below the level of traffic.