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Robert Waithman - obelisk

Waithman 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.

This section lists the subjects commemorated on the memorial on this page:
Robert Waithman - obelisk

Subjects commemorated Information

Robert Waithman

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

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This section lists the subjects who helped to create/erect the memorial on this page:
Robert Waithman - obelisk

Created by Information

John Elmes

Architect in 1833.

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This section lists the other memorials at the same location as the memorial on this page:
Robert Waithman - obelisk

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