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.
to the memory of
WILLIAM JAMES CLEMENT
born mdcccii died mdccclxx
mayor a.d. mdccclxii-iii
m.p. for the borough mdccclxv-lxx
erected by his friends and
in grateful recognition
of his enlightened public spirit
consummate professional skill
and active private benevolence
The obelisk was originally placed on the square in front of the railway station. Unveiled 14 June 1874.
- John Gibbs, British Gothic Revival architect
Sources & Information
Location N 52°42'17" W 2°44'58"
Item Code: gbwm003; Photograph: 22 October 2009
/ updated: 20 February 2017
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