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Latitude: 52.6836 / 52°41'1"N
Longitude: -1.8277 / 1°49'39"W
OS Eastings: 411742
OS Northings: 309561
OS Grid: SK117095
Mapcode National: GBR 4DN.LQV
Mapcode Global: WHCGN.WTT1
Entry Name: Dr Johnson Statue
Location: Lichfield, Lichfield, Staffordshire, WS13
Traditional County: Staffordshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Staffordshire
Listing Date: 5 February 1952
Last Amended: 17 June 1994
Source: Historic England
English Heritage Legacy ID: 382677
Source ID: 1217846
This list entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 16/09/2015
MARKET SQUARE (North West side),
Dr Johnson Statue
(Formerly Listed as:
Dr Johnson Statue)
Statue of Dr Samuel Johnson. 1838. By Richard Cockle Lucas.
Ashlar. Seated statue on plinth. Plinth has torus moulding to
base; 3 sides with reliefs illustrating scenes from Johnson's
life, influenced by Donatello's Schiacciato Relief (Pevsner
p194); rear panel has inscription commemorating the gift of
the statue by Dr James Thomas Law, Chancellor of the Diocese,
with later plaque commemorating the 200th anniversary of
Johnson's death. Seated figure of Johnson in academic robes,
deep in thought, on a Greek Revival chair with books beneath.
Dr Johnson, 1709-84, writer and critic, edited the dictionary
for which he is chiefly remembered, one of the 2 great
landmarks in the history of English dictionaries.
(Buildings of England: Pevsner N: Staffordshire: London:
1974-: P.194; Drabble M: The Oxford Companion to English
Literature: Oxford: 1985-: P.274, 513-5).
Listing NGR: SK1174209561
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