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John Platt (1817–1872)
John Platt (1817–1872)
John Platt (1817–1872)
John Platt (1817–1872)
John Platt (1817–1872)
John Platt (1817–1872)
John Platt (1817–1872)
John Platt (1817–1872)
John Platt (1817–1872)
John Platt (1817–1872)
John Platt (1817–1872)
John Platt (1817–1872)
John Platt (1817–1872)
John Platt (1817–1872)
John Platt (1817–1872)

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The statue of textile machinery manufacturer and Liberal politician John Platt, (who was also the first Liberal Mayor of Oldham); stands on a marble circular pedestal with a square base. The pedestal is flanked by four seated female figures representing engineering, manufacture, science and art.

Date

1878

Medium

bronze

Accession number

OL4_JD_S005

Acquisition method

purchased by public subscription

Work type

Statue

Owner

Oldham Metropolitan Borough Council

Custodian

Oldham Metropolitan District Council

Work status

extant

Listing status

Grade II (England and Wales)

Unveiling date

14th September 1878

Listing date

23/01/73

Access

time restrictions apply

Access note

Park opening times.

Signature/marks description

D.W.STEVENSON, A.R.S.A. Sc / EDINr

Inscription description

front of cylinder: JOHN PLATT M.P.; square marble base: ERECTED / 1878


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Located at

Alexandra Park, Oldham

OL4 1SH

Located on the promenade in the park.