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Description: Kay Monument at Kay Gardens
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
SD 8010 NW MARKET STREET
Kay Monument at Kay Gardens
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
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Source: English Heritage
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