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Latitude: 52.6839 / 52°41'1"N
Longitude: -1.8274 / 1°49'38"W
OS Eastings: 411762
OS Northings: 309587
OS Grid: SK117095
Mapcode National: GBR 4DN.LV1
Mapcode Global: WHCGN.WSZV
Entry Name: Boswell Statue
Location: Lichfield, Lichfield, Staffordshire, WS13
Traditional County: Staffordshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Staffordshire
Listing Date: 5 February 1952
Source: Historic England
English Heritage Legacy ID: 382676
Source ID: 1187726
SK1109NE MARKET SQUARE
1094-1/5/120 (North West side)
05/02/52 Boswell Statue
Statue of James Boswell. 1908. By Percy Fitzgerald. Ashlar
with bronze figure and panels; wrought-iron railings. Plinth
has 3 bronze relief panels of scenes of Johnson and Boswell.
Front inscription: BOSWELL/ 1740:1795, below an armorial
crest. Portrait medallions of Boswell's contemporaries to
frieze. Inscription to rear. Statue in contemporary dress with
sword and hat. Plain iron railings, some serpentine.
Boswell was the friend and biographer of Dr Samuel Johnson;
the statue was made and presented by Percy Fitzgerald, writer
and sculptor, the biographer of Boswell.
(Buildings of England: Pevsner N: Staffordshire: London:
1974-: P.194; Thorne JO: Chambers Biographical Dictionary:
Edinburgh: 1974-: P.473, 157).
Listing NGR: SK1176209587
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