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Description: Statue of Sir John Franklin
Date Listed: 3 February 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 196181
OS Grid Reference: TF4013666126
OS Grid Coordinates: 540136, 366126
Latitude/Longitude: 53.1738, 0.0952
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SPILSBY MARKET PLACE
7/66 Statue to Sir John
3.2.67 listed under High Street)
Statue of Sir John Franklin. 1861, by C. Bacon of London.
Portland stone, ashlar base, bronze figure. Tall square stone
base, with deep plinth, side panel inscribed "Sir John Franklin,
Discoverer of the North West Passage. Born at Spilsby April
1786, died in the Arctic regions, June 1847". The standing
figure is inscribed with the name of the sculptor. He stands
resting on an anchor, one hand holding a telescope.
Listing NGR: TF4013666126
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Source: English Heritage
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