Memorial: M4935

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Location

Hoe, Plymouth, England

Transcript

'"HE BLEW WITH HIS WINDS AND THEY WERE SCATTERED', 'THIS FOUNDATION STONE / OF A NATIONAL MEMORIAL WAS LAID IN THE PRESENCE OF / NAVAL, MILITARY, AND CIVIL REPRESENTATIVES / BY THE MAYOR OF THIS BOROUGH / ALDERMAN W J WARING ESQ. J.P. / ON THURSDAY 19TH 1888 / BEING THE THREE HUNDREDTH ANNIVERSARY / OF THE FIRST SIGHTING THE SPANISH ARMADA / FROM PLYMOUTH HOE. / PATRON HER MAJESTY THE QUEEN' [reverse] 'THIS NATIONAL ARMADA MEMORIAL / ERECTED BY PUBLIC SUBSCRIPTION / WAS UNVEILED OCTOBER 21 1890, BY / ADMIRAL H.R.H. THE DUKE OF EDINBURGH K.G. ON BEHALF OF / HER MOST GRACIOUS MAJESTY QUEEN VICTORIA PATRON / GENERAL COMMITTEE / HIS GRACE THE DUKE OF NORFOLK PRESIDENT / SIR H. j. wARING J.P. CHAIRMAN / W. BINNS DEPUTY-CHAIRMAN / A HINGSTON J.P. J.P. PAIGE TREASURERS / W.H.K. WRIGHT SECRETARY / A. CROSER C.F. BURNARD J.P. R. BUFNARD J.J. CREALOCK A.R. DEBNAM / G.H. INSKIP R.N. W.H. LUKE F.G. LANE H.N. NEVINS A.H. VARNIER F.J. WEBB / PROFESSOR J.K. LAUGHTON CHAIRMAN C. WOOLNER WILLIAM P.H.P WIPPELL SECRETARY / E. STORY CONTRACTOR.'

Details

Description: A stone column, rectangular in section, on top in bronze, a standing figure of Britannia holding a shield, spear and sword, a lion by her side. Round bronze portrait medallions on the sides, of the English commanders, and a relief of a naval battle on the front. Coats of arms in bronze round the base, of the cities and towns which contributed to the defence of the country in 1588. Elizabethan and modern Royal arms on the front and back. The monument is flanked by mortars, guns and piles of shot.
Type: Monument
Artists: Herbert A. Gribble, W. Charles May

Event

Spanish Armada 1588

Extra

Notes: Original designs show the base flanked by figures of a viking representing valour and a woman with a telescope respresenting vigilence.
Bibliography: 'Illustrated London News' (July 21 1888).

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