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Great Britain
Shrewsbury
Shropshire

West Midlands

St Julian's Friars / Victoria Avenue

William James Clement

1802 - 1870
Mayor of Shrewsbury 1862-63, Member of Parliament 1865-70
John Gibbs
1874

Shrewsbury /  William James Clement   Shrewsbury /  William James Clement

Description

Stone obelisk, with on one of the sides of the pedestal a bronze relief portrait. The monument was designed by Mr John Gibbs of London and Leamington. A newspaper article of the inauguration of the memorial says it was a representation of the Byzantine School of architecture, and that it was made by a local townsman in Shrewsbury - a Mr Dodson, of the Swan Hill Monumental works.

Inscription(s)

to the memory of
WILLIAM JAMES CLEMENT
surgeon
born mdcccii died mdccclxx
mayor a.d. mdccclxii-iii
m.p. for the borough mdccclxv-lxx
erected by his friends and
fellow townsmen
in grateful recognition
of his enlightened public spirit
consummate professional skill
and active private benevolence

Annotation

The obelisk was originally placed on the square in front of the railway station. Unveiled 14 June 1874.

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Location (N 52°42'17" - W 2°44'58")

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