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Detail from: Memorial to 158 Squadron by Peter W. Naylor, 2009

Monument to Alderman Hamond

Summary

     A bronze bust of Hamond atop a plain stone pedestal.
     The bust commemorated Hamond's part in piloting the Town Improvement Act of 1870 through Parliament which gave Newcastle its first public park, Leazes Park. It was stolen c.1990, though the pedestal remains in situ.
     Sir Charles Frederick Hamond (1817-1905) was born at Blackheath and came to Newcastle in 1838 as a businessman connected with the Spanish silver lead trade. He was elected a Councillor in 1852 and became a key figure in the public life of the town. Hamond represented Newcastle in Parliament from 1887 to 1900 and from 1892 to 1900 and was knighted in 1896.(1)

Inscriptions

Incised on pedestal: ALDERMAN / CHAS FRED HAMOND / JP DL / ERECTED 1ST FEB 1908 / TO / COMMEMORATE / HIS SERVICES / IN OBTAINING / THIS PARK / IN / 1872 / PALMAM QUI MERUIT FERAT

Contributor details

Contributor Role
Not known, None Sculptor

Element details

Part of work Material Dimensions
Statue Bronze None
Pedestal Stone 90cm high x 50cm square

PMSA recording information

Reference Region
TWNE77 NE
General condition Not Visible
Surface condition
Structural condition
  • Broken, missing parts
Vandalism
Road Barrack Road
Precise location 50 metres north east of lodge in Leazes Park
A-Z ref 42 5C
OS ref None

Sorry, we have no precise geographical information for this item.

Date of design None
Year of unveiling 1908
Unveiling details Erected 1st February 1908
Commissioned by None
Duty of care Newcastle City Council
Listing status II
At risk? Immediate Risk

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