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placename:- Peat Memorial
locality:- Workington
parish Workington borough, once in Cumberland
county:- Cumbria
memorial; obelisk
coordinates:- NY00662857
10Km square:- NY02

1Km square NY0028

photograph

Peat Memorial -- Workington -- Workington -- Cumbria / -- 13.5.2011
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Peat Memorial -- Workington -- Workington -- Cumbria / -- 'ERECTED / BY PUBLIC SUBSCRIPTION / IN MEMORY OF / ANTHONY PEAT, SURGEON, / WHO / DURING A LIFE SPENT IN INCESSANT TOIL / FOR THE RELIEF OF HUMAN SUFFERING / WON / THE LOVE AND ESTEEM OF ALL CLASSES. / DIED / JUNE 4TH. 1877. / AGED 57 YEARS. / ...' -- 13.5.2011

database:- Listed Buildings 2010

Listed Buildings 2010

courtesy of English Heritage
THE (PEAT) MEMORIAL OBELISK / / PORTLAND SQUARE / WORKINGTON / ALLERDALE / CUMBRIA / II / 490415 /
courtesy of English Heritage
Memorial To Dr Anthony Peat. 1881. Slender obelisk of polished Dalbeattie granite,rising from a tapered pedestal on a stepped base. The monument is set within a shallow railed enclosure, and rises 23 feet from the ground. The obelisk shaft is 13 feet high. An inscription at the base of the monument reads "ERECTED BY PUBLIC SUBSCRIPTION IN MEMORY OF ANTHONY PEAT, SURGEON, WHO, DURING A LIFE SPENT INCESSANT TOIL FOR THE RELIEF OF HUMAN SUFFERING, WON THE LOVE AND ESTEEM OF ALL CLASSES. DIED JUNE 4TH 1877 AGED 57 YEARS." Below this, a quotation in Latin from St Matthew's Gospel, which in translation reads " EVEN SO LET YOUR LIGHT SHINE BEFORE MEN, THAT THEY MAY SEE YOUR GOOD WORKS, AND GLORIFY YOUR FATHER WHICH IS IN HEAVEN"
The monument forms a group with Nos. 16 and 18 Portland Square (q.q.v.)and No.2 Cavendish Street (q.v.)
A prominent public monument at the centre of a formally-planned urban square which commemorates a notable C19 Workington physician held in high esteem by the community he served for over 30 years.
district:- Allerdale
listed building
coordinates:- NX9928
person:- doctor : Peat, Anthony
date:- 2010
period:- 2010s

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