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Statue of James Steel

A Grade II Listed Building in Carlisle, Cumbria

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Latitude: 54.8936 / 54°53'37"N

Longitude: -2.9353 / 2°56'7"W

OS Eastings: 340109

OS Northings: 555833

OS Grid: NY401558

Mapcode National: GBR 7CYV.9K

Mapcode Global: WH802.W8F9

Entry Name: Statue of James Steel

Listing Date: 13 November 1972

Last Amended: 11 April 1994

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1196942

English Heritage Legacy ID: 386725

Location: Carlisle, Cumbria, CA3

County: Cumbria

District: Carlisle

Electoral Ward/Division: Castle

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: Carlisle

Traditional County: Cumberland

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cumbria

Church of England Parish: Carlisle St Cuthbert with St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Carlisle

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Listing Text


671-1/12/127 (West side)
13/11/72 Statue of James Steel
(Formerly Listed as:
Steel Monument)


Statue of James Steel. 1859 for the subscribers, by WF
Woodington. Dalbeattie granite base and plinth surmounted by
white marble figure. Square base with 4 angle granite
bollards. Stepped plinth, the shaft inscribed JAMES STEEL
MAYOR 1845 AND 1846, in 3 lines. Larger-than-life bare-headed
figure in breeches and frock coat, holding a scrolled paper;
heavily weathered, cleaned in 1989; left hand broken off when
moved to its present location on 6 August 1989. Formerly
erected in the Market Place, for further details see Carlisle
Journal (1858 and 1859); the unveiling was illustrated in the
Illustrated London News.
James Steel was editor of the Carlisle Journal. William
Frederick Woodington (1806-93) was a prominent C19 figure
sculptor whose best known work is the bronze relief of the
Battle of the Nile at the base of Nelson's Column in Trafalgar
(Carlisle Journal: 1 October 1858; Carlisle Journal: 18 March

Listing NGR: NY4010955833

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