Stone statue of the sitting female figure of Sabrina
listen where thou art sitting
under the glassie, cool, translucent wave,
in twisted braids of lilies knitting
the loose train of thy amber-dropping hair;
listen for dear honour's sake,
goddess of the silver lake,
listen and save.
presented by the right honble the earl of bradford 1879
This statue is of Sabrina, the
fabled goddess of the River Severn.
Carved from stone by Peter Hollins of
Birmingham in 1846 and donated by
The Earl of Bradford to the people of
Shrewsbury in 1879.
The following text is inscribed on the
base of the statue
The text is quotation from John Milton's Commus.
- Peter Hollins (1800-1886), British sculptor from Birmingham (Wikipedia).
Sources & Information
Location N 52°42'25" W 2°45'41"
Item Code: gbwm007; Photograph: 22 October 2009
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