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Richard Cobden (1804–1865)
Richard Cobden (1804–1865)
Richard Cobden (1804–1865)
Richard Cobden (1804–1865)
Richard Cobden (1804–1865)
Richard Cobden (1804–1865)
Richard Cobden (1804–1865)
Richard Cobden (1804–1865)
Richard Cobden (1804–1865)

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A larger than life-size portrait statue showing Richard Cobden standing and addressing a meeting. His right arm is outstretched with index finger raised, and his other hand is in his waistcoat. Cobden was a manufacturer and Liberal MP. He was associated with two major free trade campaigns, the Anti-Corn Law League and the Cobden–Chevalier Treaty.


1867 (?)


bronze & granite


H 305 x W (?) x D (?) cm;
Plinth: H 226 x W 165 x D 165 cm

Accession number


Acquisition method

paid for by public funding

Work type



Manchester City Council

Work status


Listing status

Grade II (England and Wales)

Unveiling date

22nd April 1867

Listing date



at all times

Signature/marks description

signed on plinth: Marshall Wood. Sc 1867 / stamped on plinth: Henry Prince & Co Founder Southwark

Inscription description

on pedestal: COBDEN


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Located at

Exchange Street, St Ann's Square, Manchester

M2 7JB

At the intersection of St Ann Street and Exchange Street.