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Dr Johnson Statue

A Grade II* Listed Building in Lichfield, Staffordshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.6836 / 52°41'1"N

Longitude: -1.8277 / 1°49'39"W

OS Eastings: 411742

OS Northings: 309561

OS Grid: SK117095

Mapcode National: GBR 4DN.LQV

Mapcode Global: WHCGN.WTT1

Entry Name: Dr Johnson Statue

Listing Date: 5 February 1952

Last Amended: 17 June 1994

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1217846

English Heritage Legacy ID: 382677

Location: Lichfield, Lichfield, Staffordshire, WS13

County: Staffordshire

District: Lichfield

Civil Parish: Lichfield

Traditional County: Staffordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Staffordshire

Church of England Parish: Lichfield St Michael and St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Lichfield

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Listing Text

This list entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 16/09/2015


SK1109NE
1094-1/5/121

LICHFIELD,
MARKET SQUARE (North West side),
Dr Johnson Statue

(Formerly Listed as:
MARKET PLACE
Dr Johnson Statue)

05/02/52

GV II*

Statue of Dr Samuel Johnson. 1838. By Richard Cockle Lucas.
Ashlar. Seated statue on plinth. Plinth has torus moulding to
base; 3 sides with reliefs illustrating scenes from Johnson's
life, influenced by Donatello's Schiacciato Relief (Pevsner
p194); rear panel has inscription commemorating the gift of
the statue by Dr James Thomas Law, Chancellor of the Diocese,
with later plaque commemorating the 200th anniversary of
Johnson's death. Seated figure of Johnson in academic robes,
deep in thought, on a Greek Revival chair with books beneath.
Dr Johnson, 1709-84, writer and critic, edited the dictionary
for which he is chiefly remembered, one of the 2 great
landmarks in the history of English dictionaries.
(Buildings of England: Pevsner N: Staffordshire: London:
1974-: P.194; Drabble M: The Oxford Companion to English
Literature: Oxford: 1985-: P.274, 513-5).


Listing NGR: SK1174209561

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