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© Mr Dennis Coote CPAGB APAGB

IoE Number: 383746
Location: PRINCE OF ORANGE STATUE, THE STRAND (north east side)
  BRIXHAM, TORBAY, DEVON
Photographer: Mr Dennis Coote CPAGB APAGB
Date Photographed: 17 June 2001
Date listed: 18 October 1949
Date of last amendment: 18 October 2049
Grade II

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BRIXHAMSX9256SETHE STRAND, Lower Brixham1946-1/11/231(North East side)

BRIXHAM SX9256SE THE STRAND, Lower Brixham 1946-1/11/231 (North East side) 18/10/49 Prince of Orange Statue GV II White marble statue on a granite pedestal and plinth. 1888-9. By W & T Wills of London. Figure of William, Prince of Orange, right foot forward with left hand on chest, right hand holding large feathered hat; dressed in heavy overcoat and thigh boots. Plinth with 2 steps. Pedestal with moulded cap and base. On its SW face the incised inscription: WILLIAM PRINCE OF ORANGE, AFTERWARDS WILLIAM III, KING OF GREAT BRITAIN & IRELAND, LANDED NEAR THIS SPOT 5TH NOVEMBER 1688 AND ISSUED HIS FAMOUS DECLARATION "THE LIBERTIES OF ENGLAND AND THE PROTESTANT RELIGION I WILL MAINTAIN". Beneath this is the sculptor's name. On the south-east face is the inscription: ERECTED BY PUBLIC SUBSCRIPTION AND DEDICATED TO THE TOWN OF BRIXHAM. FOUNDATION STONE LAID 5TH NOVBR 1888, BY HIS EXCELLENCY COUNT DE BYLANDT. UNVEILED 5TH NOVEMBER 1889. On the north-west face is the inscription: ENGELANDS VRIJHEID DOOR ORANJE HERSTELD. Old photographs show that the land on which the statue stands originally projected into the harbour and was protected by an iron railing. (Gregory C: Brixham in Devonia: Totnes: 1896-: 63).

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