306A Statue of William, 7th Duke of Devonshire
306A Statue of William, 7th Duke of Devonshire (1808 – 1891) is described as the chief benefactor and founder of modern Eastbourne. In 1858, as 2nd Earl of Burlington, he succeeded to the Dukedom. The statue, in Devonshire Place, was paid for by public subscription and unveiled by the Marquiss of Abergavenny, Lord Lietenant of Sussex.
Sculpted by William Goscombe John
Unveiled in 1901
The Inscription reads:
On the base, facing away from the sea:
ERECTED BY THE VOLUNTARY SVB
SCRIPTIONS OF INHABITANTS OF
EASTBOURNE IN COMMEMORATION
OF HIS GENEROUS INTERESTS IN ITS
WELFARE AND PROGRESS MD CCCCI
J A SKINNER J P CHAIRMAN
On the base, facing the sea:
SEVENTH DUKE OF DEVONSHIRE
K.G P.C. D.C.L. F.R.S.
CHANCELLOR OF THE UNIVERSITY OF
CAMBRIDGE LORD LIEUTENANT OF
THE COUNTY OF DERBY BORN 27
APRIL 1808 DIED 21 DECEMBER 1891
To rear of the bronze base towards the right:
E. GRUET JNE FONDEUR PARIS
Placed opposite the Bandstand
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