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HER Number:MDV95975
Name:Willshire Monument, The Square


Bronze bust of Charles Willshire, standing on a column with a shaft of polished red granite and pedestal and capital of polished grey granite.


Grid Reference:SS 558 329
Map Sheet:SS53SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishBarnstaple
DistrictNorth Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishBARNSTAPLE

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old Listed Building Ref: 485826

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • BUST (Late, XIX - 1801 AD to 1900 AD (Between))

Full description

Ordnance Survey, 2013, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV350786.

English Heritage, 2013, National Heritage List for England (National Heritage List for England). SDV350785.

Memorial bust. Late C19. By WL Baron of Barnstaple. Bronze bust standing on a column with shaft of polished red granite; pedestal and capital of polished grey granite. On the shaft is carved CHARLES SWEET WILLSHIRE. 1837-89. On the pedestal is carved ERECTED BY FRIENDS AND FELLOW TOWNSMEN IN RECOGNITION OF HIS EMINENT AND UNSELFISH SERVICES AS A LIBERAL POLITICIAN AND MUNICIPAL REPRESENTATIVE. Willshire was described in 1897 as 'for many years one of the most influential political leaders in the Western Counties'. WL Baron was one of the principal decorators at Brannam's pottery in Litchdon Street (qv); in about 1895 he started his own pottery at Rolle Quay. (Gardiner WF: Barnstaple: 1837-97: 1897-: 240; Thomas EU: Victorian Art Pottery: 1974-: 105).

Friends of Archaeology ND, Unknown, Historic Barnstaple (Leaflet). SDV356772.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV350785National Heritage List for England: English Heritage. 2013. National Heritage List for England. Historic Houses Register. Digital.
SDV350786Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2013. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey Digital Mapping. Digital. [Mapped feature: #109888 ]
SDV356772Leaflet: Friends of Archaeology ND. Unknown. Historic Barnstaple. Leaflet + Digital.

Associated Monuments: none recorded

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Jun 19 2014 2:14PM