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Memorial details

Memorial type
Trophy / Relic
District
Hartlepool
Town
Hartlepool
County
Cleveland
Country
England
Commemoration
Crimean War (1853-1856)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: September 1858
    Attended by: UNKNOWN
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
43277
Current location

Headland north of Heugh Lighthouse
Moor Terrace
Hartlepool
Hartlepool
Cleveland
TS24 0PS
England

OS Grid Ref: NZ 53200 33800
Denomination: Undefined

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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
Commemorations
  • 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
Components
  • Trophy / Relic
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Undefined
  • Plaque
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
Listing information
Condition
History
2000: DESCRIBED AS BADLY CORRODED BY SPRAY AND SEA AIR
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference
  • North East War Memorials Project CDH115.07

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