How you can use this image
This image is available to be shared and re-used under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial licence (CC BY-NC).
This image can be reproduced in any way apart from any commercial uses.
Wherever you reproduce the image or an altered version of it, you must attribute the original creators (acknowledge the original artist(s), the person/organisation that took the photograph of the work) and any other stated rights holders.
Review our guidance pages which explain how you can reuse images, how to credit an image and how to find more images in the public domain or with a Creative Commons licence available.Download
Add or edit a note on this artwork that only you can see. You can find notes again by going to the ‘Notes’ section of your account.
The bronze statue on a marble pedestal shows Mason standing, his right foot out, with his arms folded. He is wearing a buttoned long coat. It is placed on two stone steps. Hugh Mason (1817–1886), textile manufacturer and Liberal politician was instrumental in the firm's decision to build two mills (in 1845 and 1851) and a workers' colony at Oxford, next to the Manchester-Ashton canal. By 1860 Mason had sole control of the firm. He extended a paternalistic hand to his workforce and was said not to employ any man who had been unfaithful to his wife. In 1860 a library and reading room were built at the Oxford colony and extended in 1870 to include a recreation ground.
Hugh Mason (1817–1886)
H 243 x W (?) x D (?) cm;
Plinth: H 216 x W 90 x D 106 cm
commissioned by the Mason Memorial Committee
Grade II (England and Wales)
10 September 1887
at all times
front: HUGH MASON / BORN 1817 / DIED 1886