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HER Number:MDV73935
Name:Statue of Charles Kingsley, Kingsley Road, Bideford


Statue of Charles Kingsley, sculpted by Joseph Whitehead.


Grid Reference:SS 455 269
Map Sheet:SS42NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishBideford
Ecclesiastical ParishBIDEFORD

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old Listed Building Ref (II)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • STATUE (XX - 1906 AD to 1906 AD (Between))

Full description

Impett, R. M., Charles Kingsley, Bideford (Ground Photograph). SDV339366.

English Heritage, 1973, Bideford (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV336657.

Statue of Charles Kingsley. 1906. By Joseph Whitehead. White marble figure of Kingsley dressed in an academic gown, right foot forward; pen in right hand, 2 books in left hand. Stands on a tall pedestal, probably of Portland stone, with moulded cap and base; on the front of it is incised KINGSLEY. At the back of the foot of the statue is incised JOSEPH WHITEHEAD. SCULPTOR. LONDON S.E. Attached to the base of the pedestal is a bronze wreath inscribed: CHARLES KINGSLEY. Born 12th June 1819. A tribute of honour and esteem from the inhabitants of Bideford. June 12th 1919. The statue has lost its right little finger and the top of the pen.

Devon County Council, 1975, Bideford Town Trail, 77 (Article in Monograph). SDV352469.

Christie, P., 1985, In Retrospect (Article in Serial). SDV126107.

Erected in 1906 at a cost of £500, collected by public subscription. The sculptor was Joseph Whitehead.

Torridge District Council, 2009, Bideford Conservation Area Appraisal, 15 (Report - non-specific). SDV351295.

Ordnance Survey, 2012, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV348725.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV126107Article in Serial: Christie, P.. 1985. In Retrospect. The Gazette. Cutting + Digital.
SDV336657List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: English Heritage. 1973. Bideford. Historic Houses Register. Website.
SDV339366Ground Photograph: Impett, R. M.. Charles Kingsley, Bideford. Impett Slide Collection. Slide.
SDV348725Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2012. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #101245 ]
SDV351295Report - non-specific: Torridge District Council. 2009. Bideford Conservation Area Appraisal. Torridge District Council Planning Guidance. Digital. 15.
SDV352469Article in Monograph: Devon County Council. 1975. Bideford Town Trail. Devon Town Trails: European Architectural Heritage Year. Paperback Volume. 77.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Jul 11 2018 12:02PM