Type Sculpture , Shaft
Bronze bust on polished granite obelisk standing on an unpolished triangular granite base. This is set within a triangular dwarf-walled enclosure surmounted by decorative iron railings with flowerbeds planted between the railings and base.
Erected by public subscription in memory of the Prime Minister, W.E. Gladstone, a frequent visitor to the town due to his friendship with the quarry-owning Derbyshire family.
Incised on north face of obelisk: GLADSTONE
Inised on south face of obelisk: ERECTED / BY PUBLIC / SUBSCRIPTION / 1899.
Incised on east face of obelisk: 29TH DECR. 1809 / TO / 19TH MAY 1898
Incised on west face of obelisk: STATESMAN / ORATOR / SCHOLAR
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