Statues - Hither & Thither

Great Britain
Chichester
West Sussex

South East England

West Street  
(Cathedral Church of the Holy Trinity)

William Huskisson

Birtsmorton Court, Malvern, Worcestershire 1770 - Eccles 1830
British statesman, financier, and Member of Parliament. He is best known today, however, as the world's first widely reported railway casualty as he was run over and fatally wounded by George Stephenson's pioneering locomotive engine Rocket
(Wikipedia)
John Edward Carew
1832

Chichester /  William Huskisson   Chichester /  William Huskisson

Description

Marble statue of William Huskisson in classiscal dress, holding a paper in the left-hand.

Inscription(s)

TO THE MEMORY OF
the right honourable
WILLIAM HUSKISSON,
for then years one of the representatives of this city
in parliament.
this station he relinquished in mdcccxxiii,
when yielding to a sense of publick duty
he accepted the offer of being returned for LIVERPOOL,
for which he was selected on account of
the ZEAL and INTELLIGENCE displayed by him
in advancing the COMMERCIAL PROSPERITY of the empire
his death was occasioned by an accident near tha town
on the xv of september mdcccxxx,
and changed a scene of triumphant rejoicing
into one of general mourning
at the urgent solicitation of his constituents
he was interred in the cemetery there
amid the unaffected sorrow of all classes of people.

gifted with extraordinary natural abilities
he cultivated them with unremitting application
and matured them by long reflection and experience
he early devoted himself to the service of his country
and was called to some of the highest offices of teh state
which he filled alike with HONOUR to HIMSELF
and ADVANTAGE to the PUBLICK.
the inhabitants of CHICHESTER and its neighbourhood,
deeply regretting his untimely loss,
have caused this statue to be erected
TO RECORD TO POSTERITY
their admiration of his talents and integrity
as a STATESMAN,
their respect and affection for his PRIVATE CHARACTER
born mdcclxx died mdcccxxx

Sculptor

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Location N 50°50'10" W 0°46'51"

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