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Statue of VII Duke of Devonshire

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Location

Street:Devonshire Place
Town:Eastbourne
Parish:Eastbourne
Council:Eastbourne Borough Council
County:East Sussex
Postcode:BN21
Location on Google Map
Object setting:Road or Wayside
Access is:Public
Location note:Facing the sea at the junction of Devonshire Place and Grand Parade
In the AZ book:East Sussex
Page:161
Grid reference:M7
The A-Z books used are A-Z East Sussex and A-Z West Sussex (Editions 1A 2005). Geographers' A-Z Map Company Ltd. Sevenoaks.
OS Reference:TV6198

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Makers

Name : William Goscombe John
     Role:Sculptor
Company/Group :E. Gruet Jne
     Role:Foundry

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General Information

Commissioned by: Public subscription
Unveiling date:17/08/1901
Work is:Extant
Owner custodian:Eastbourne Borough Council
Object listing:Grade II: of special interest warranting every effort to preserve them
Listing date:17/05/1971
Description:The Duke is represented in his robes as Chancellor of Cambridge University, and seated in a chair, an open book held in his left hand.
Inscription:On the base, facing away from the sea:

ERECTED BY THE VOLUNTARY SVB
SCRIPTIONS OF INHABITANTS OF
EASTBOURNE IN COMMEMORATION
OF HIS GENEROUS INTERESTS IN ITS
WELFARE AND PROGRESS MD CCCCI
J A SKINNER J P CHAIRMAN

On the base, facing the sea:

WILLIAM
SEVENTH DUKE OF DEVONSHIRE
K.G P.C. D.C.L. F.R.S.
CHANCELLOR OF THE UNIVERSITY OF
CAMBRIDGE LORD LIEUTENANT OF
THE COUNTY OF DERBY BORN 27
APRIL 1808 DIED 21 DECEMBER 1891

To rear of the bronze base towards the right:

E. GRUET JNE FONDEUR PARIS

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Classification

Categories:Sculptural, Commemorative, Free Standing
Object type1:Statue
Object type2:Sculpture
Subject type1:Figurative
     Subject subtype1:Full-length
Subject type2:Portrait
     Subject subtype1:Seated

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Object Parts

Part 1:Plinth
     Material:Stone
     Height (cm):150
     Width (cm):180
     Depth (cm):230
Part 2:Stepped (3) base
     Material:Stone
     Height (cm):100
     Width (cm):250
     Depth (cm):300
Part 3:Statue
     Material:Bronze
     Height (cm):150
     Width (cm):170
     Depth (cm):200

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Object Condition

Overall condition:Good
Risk assessment:No known risk
Date of on-site inspection:14/04/2007

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History

History:William, 7th Duke of Devonshire (1808 – 1891) is described as the chief benefactor and founder of modern Eastbourne. In 1858, as 2nd Earl of Burlington, he succeeded to the Dukedom. The statue, in Devonshire Place, was paid for by public subscription and unveiled by the Marquiss of Abergavenny, Lord Lietenant of Sussex..
Hard archive file:Yes

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References

Source 1 :
     Title:'Eastbourne's Historic Street Furniture'
     Type:Book
     Author:Eastbourne Local History Society.
     Page:14
     Publisher:Eastbourne Local History Society.

Source 2 :
     Title:'Eastbourne A Pictorial History'
     Type:Book
     Author:Elleray, Robert D.
     Date:00/00/1995
     Publisher:Phillimore and Co. Ltd. Chichester.

Source 3 :
     Title:The Eastbourne Chronicle
     Type:Newspaper
     Date:17/08/1901


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Date: 14/04/2007
Author: Anthony McIntosh
Copyright: Creative Commons




Date: 14/04/2007
Author: Anthony McIntosh
Copyright: Creative Commons




Date: 14/04/2007
Author: Anthony McIntosh
Copyright: Creative Commons




Date: 14/04/2007
Author: Anthony McIntosh
Copyright: Creative Commons

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