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Kay Monument at Kay Gardens, Bury

Description: Kay Monument at Kay Gardens

Grade: II
Date Listed: 29 January 1985
English Heritage Building ID: 210688

OS Grid Reference: SD8042610633
OS Grid Coordinates: 380426, 410633
Latitude/Longitude: 53.5919, -2.2972

Locality: Bury
County: Bury
Country: England
Postcode: BL9 0BW

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Listing Text

Kay Monument at Kay Gardens

- II

1908, by W Venn Gough of Bristol. Memorial to John Kay, inventor of the Flying
Shuttle. An ornate, Italianate domed octagon, 34 ft high. 7 steps. Horizontally
rusticated based sandstone, re-used from old market. Main stage of 8 red granite
ionic columns broken forward under entablature frames panels depicting looms, except
on side bearing medallion of Kay. Dome of Portland stone encircled by balustrade,
surmounted by bronze figure of Fame and surrounded by smaller figures of Agriculture,
Engineering, Mining and Weaving.

Listing NGR: SD8042610633

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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