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Robert Waithman - obelisk Waithman obelisk

Obelisk: Robert Waithman - obelisk

Erection date: 1833

Inscription

{Inscribed in gold on the stone:}
Erected to the memory of Robert Waithman by his friends and fellow citizens. MDCCCXXXIII. {1833}

{On a modern plaque attached higher on the obelisk:}
"The friend of liberty in evil times".
Robert Waithman,
Lord Mayor: 1823 - 4
Sheriff: 1820 - 1
Member of Parliament: 1818 - 20, 1826 - 33
Died: 1833.
This monument was erected by his friends and fellow-citizens.

Originally erected near Waithman's shop in Fleet Street at its junction with Farringdon Street, this obelisk was moved in 1951 to Bartholomew Close and then again, in 1972-5 to its present position.

Site: Waithman obelisk (2 memorials)

EC4, Salisbury Court

The plaque to the Mayoralty is attached low down on the base of the obelisk.

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Robert Waithman - obelisk

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Robert Waithman

Born Wrexham. A self-made man, a linen-draper who rose to the highest positio...

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Robert Waithman - obelisk

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John Elmes

Architect in 1833.

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Robert Waithman - obelisk

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Mayoralty of the City of London - 800 years

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