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Sir Robert Peel (1788–1850)
Sir Robert Peel (1788–1850)
Sir Robert Peel (1788–1850)
Sir Robert Peel (1788–1850)
Sir Robert Peel (1788–1850)
Sir Robert Peel (1788–1850)
Sir Robert Peel (1788–1850)

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Portrait statue of Sir Robert Peel who was born in Bury, Lancashire. He was twice Prime Minister, and is regarded as the father of the British police force with his founding of the Metropolitan Police Service. The sculpture was carved in Duckett's studio nearby, at 45 Avenham Road.
Title

Sir Robert Peel (1788–1850)

Date

1851–1852

Medium

limestone

Measurements

H 240 x W (?) x D (?) cm;
Plinth: H 320 x W (?) x D (?) cm

Accession number

PR1_SB_S009

Acquisition method

purchased by public subscription

Work type

Statue

Work status

extant

Listing status

Grade II (England and Wales)

Unveiling date

31st May 1852

Listing date

27/09/79

Access

at all times

Inscription description

on the pedestal: SIR / ROBERT PEEL / BARONET; plinth: ERECTED / BY PUBLIC SUBSCRIPTION / 1852

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Winkley Square, Preston

PR1 3HP

At the east side of the square facing Cross Street.