Bentinck memorial, Mansfield
Monument and railings. Dated 1849, restored 1979 and 1990. Gothic revival style. Square base, 3 steps, with chamfered corners and renewed iron railing with spiked corner posts.Canted square pedestal with plinth and inscription. Corner pedestals each with a seated lion carrying a gilt metal banner. Square canopy with gabled angle buttresses and panelled base with shields. On each side, a cusped arch with hoodmould under a crocketed gable. Above, an elaborate crocketed spire with finial and a single tier of traceried gabled lucarnes. 2
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A meeting was held on 26th October 1848 at Mansfield Town Hall to raise a subscription for the monument. Led by political allies of Bentinck - eg arch-Tory Duke of Newcastle.
The monument was originally planned with a statue in arcaded centre section, but the idea was abandoned.
The monument cost GBP 1000
Lord George Bentinck, died 21 Sept 1848, aged 46 at Welbeck Abbey.
Bentinck lead the "protectionist party" against Sir Robert Peel's repeal of the Corn Laws 1846.
See Smith p.200 note 18
Carved inscription in gothic script, on east facing facade:
To the/Memory of Lord George Frederic Cavendish Bentinck/second/surviving son of William Henry Cavendish Scott: fourth/Duke of/Portland - He died the twenty-first day of September/An Dom/MDCCCXLVIII in the forty-seventh year of his age.
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