Hartlepool Crimean Gun

WM reference
43277
Memorial type
Lost
No
Town
County
District
Subject/Period
Ceremony
  • Unveiled : September 1858
Current location

HEADLAND NORTH OF HEUGH LIGHTHOUSE
Moor Terrace
Hartlepool
Hartlepool
Cleveland
England
OS Grid Ref.: NZ 532 338
Denomination: Undefined

Previous location

England
OS Grid Ref.: Undefined
Denomination: Undefined

Description

TWO WHEELED GUN MOUNTED ON A CIRCULAR TWO STEP PLINTH WITH DEDICATORY PLAQUE

Inscription

A TROPHY FROM SEBASTOPOL/ THIS CANNON WAS CAPTURED FROM THE RUSSIAN ARMY/ AT THE BATTLE OF SEBASTOPOL/ DURING THE CRIMEAN WAR (1854 - 56). IN OCTOBER 1857/ THE THEN SECRETARY OF STATE, LORD PANMURE,/ OFFERED THE CANNON TO HARTLEPOOL BOROUGH COUNCIL/ WHO GRATEFULLY ACCEPTED IT./ THE CANNON WAS TRANSPORTED FROM, LONDON ON/ THE STEAMSHIP 'MARGARET' AT A TOTAL COST OF #2.19S 3D/ AND, AFTER A YEAR'S DELAY, ARRIVED AT HARTLEPOOL/ IN SEPTEMBER 1858.

Inscription legible?

Yes

Names on memorial

None recorded

Subject/Period

Crimean War (1853-1856)
Total names on memorial: 0
Served and returned: 0
Died: 0
Exact count: yes
Information shown: Undefined
Order of information: Undefined

Component

Trophy / Relic
Condition: Poor
Measurements: Undefined
Materials: Undefined
Listed?: No

Component

Plaque
Condition: Unknown
Measurements: Undefined
Materials: Bronze
Listed?: No

Ceremony

Unveiled
Date: September 1858
Attended by: UNKNOWN

History

2000: DESCRIBED AS BADLY CORRODED BY SPRAY AND SEA AIR

Costs

Site: Unknown or N/A
Memorial: Unknown or N/A
Comments: None

Trust fund/Scholarship

No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A

Sponsorship

Unknown or N/A
Details: Unknown or N/A

Responsibility of

Unknown or N/A

Reference

North East War Memorials Project CDH115.07

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