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Sir Robert James McMordie (1849–1914)
Sir Robert James McMordie (1849–1914)
Sir Robert James McMordie (1849–1914)
Sir Robert James McMordie (1849–1914)
Sir Robert James McMordie (1849–1914)
Sir Robert James McMordie (1849–1914)
Sir Robert James McMordie (1849–1914)
Sir Robert James McMordie (1849–1914)

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A formal statue on a tall plinth, depicting the former Lord Mayor, Robert James McMordie wearing mayoral robes and chain, standing in front of the City Hall. There is egg and dart moulding under the cornice of the plinth and inscription in gold leaf on the front face. This was the final statue erected in the City Hall grounds, honouring an individual person. Sir Robert McMordie was a solicitor, member of the Belfast Corporation, the Conservative MP for East Belfast, and Lord Mayor of the City from 1910–1914, when political troubles were particularly rife. He died in March 1914. The statue originally faced westward and was positioned on the western side of the City Hall, between the Dixon Memorial on the north-west corner and the First Marquis of Dufferin Memorial.


Date

1917–1919

Medium

Carrara marble

Accession number

BT1_MO_S009

Acquisition method

commissioned by McMordie's wife, Julia McMordie

Work type

Statue

Owner

Belfast City Council

Custodian

Belfast City Council

Work status

extant

Listing status

B1 (Northern Ireland)

Unveiling date

31st May 1919

Listing date

20/06/84

Access

at all times


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Located at

Donegall Square, Belfast

BT1 5GS

Located in City Hall grounds.