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Boswell Statue, Lichfield

Description: Boswell Statue

Grade: II
Date Listed: 5 February 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 382676

OS Grid Reference: SK1176209587
OS Grid Coordinates: 411762, 309587
Latitude/Longitude: 52.6839, -1.8274

Location: Market Street, Lichfield, Staffordshire WS13 6AE

Locality: Lichfield
Local Authority: Lichfield District Council
County: Staffordshire
Country: England
Postcode: WS13 6AE

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Listing Text

LICHFIELD

SK1109NE MARKET SQUARE
1094-1/5/120 (North West side)
05/02/52 Boswell Statue

GV II

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

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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