Sheffield, South Yorkshire
bronze , granite - plinth
General view shows statue in its original location, before being moved to Cathedral precinct. Location: Cathedral Precinct, originally erected in the General Cemetry in 1860. Description: Bronze statue of James Montgomery, 'The Christian Poet', cast by the Coalbrookdale Iron Company. The monument carries a conventional inscription, recalling Montgomery's associations with the religious life of Sheffield in the early nineteenth century, also verses written by Montgomery. Commission: Public Subscription, the money raised through Sheffield Sunday Schools. Comment: People in Sheffield still remember singing his hymns when they attended Sunday School. When these photographs were taken the photographer was approached by a passerby who spoke highly of Montgomery's work, and also stated that this memorial was important and relevant to her. About the artist: John Bell (1811-1895) was the sculptor of the Guards Crimean Monument in Waterloo Place, London, which was also erected in 1860.
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Memorials -- England -- Sheffield
Monuments -- England -- Sheffield
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