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List entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

Name: ELIZA FERNLEY LIFEBOAT MONUMENT IN CEMETERY

List entry Number: 1379580

Location

ELIZA FERNLEY LIFEBOAT MONUMENT IN CEMETERY, DUKE STREET

The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County District District Type Parish
SeftonMetropolitan AuthorityNon Civil Parish

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 29-Jul-1999

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 478967

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Details

SOUTHPORT

SD31NW DUKE STREET 664-1/1/33 (North East side) Eliza Fernley Lifeboat monument in Cemetery

GV II

Monument to the lifeboat crew. Probably c1888-90. By FW Johnson, architect. Commemorates 14 members of the crew of the Southport lifeboat "Eliza Fernley". Sandstone and polished granite, with marble plaques. Rectangular plan. EXTERIOR: in the form of a tomb chest raised on a high battered plinth. Low ashlar base with rope-work border and round-topped corner bollards with iron mooring rings; plinth of 3 courses of large rock-faced sandstone blocks; polished granite chest with terminal pilasters, a sunk panel in each side, a moulded cornice, and the lid carved in representation of a broken mast battered by waves. The panels of the north and east sides contain lettered marble plaques; that on the west side contains a good carved relief depicting the lifeboat and its crew caught under the crest of a mountainous wave. HISTORY: the crew lost their lives on the night of 9 December 1888 (together with the crew of the St Anne's lifeboat) while attempting to rescue the crew of the German barque "Mexico". This tragedy is also commemorated by an obelisk on the Promenade (qv).





Listing NGR: SD3415615880

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National Grid Reference: SD3415615880

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