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© Mr John H. Sparkes

IoE Number: 373861
Photographer: Mr John H. Sparkes
Date Photographed: 27 March 2007
Date listed: 24 March 1950
Date of last amendment: 24 March 1950
Grade II*

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BRIDGWATERST2937SECORNHILL736-1/10/45Blake Statue

BRIDGWATER ST2937SE CORNHILL 736-1/10/45 Blake Statue 24/03/50 GV II* Statue of Admiral Blake. 1898. By D W Pomeroy. Bronze, limestone and granite. A vigorous more-than-lifesize figure in C17 costume, repositioned from the front of the Corn Exchange (qv) to face down Cornhill, has its right arm outstretched and points toward Christ Church Unitarian Chapel in Dampiet Street (qv); it stands on a square base above a corniced granite plinth with recessed square panels to each side; lively finely-detailed bronze low-relief scenes to the rear and sides depict the Admiral's victories at sea and the return of his body to Plymouth Sound in 1657; an inscription to the front reads "Robert Blake born in this town 1598 died at sea 1657". The base is of granite steps raised on a C20 circular brick dais. (Buildings of England: Pevsner N: South and West Somerset: London: 1958-: 98).

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