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Adam Sedgwick Fountain, Dent

This granite memorial fountain is in a prominent position on Main Street in Dent. It was erected in the late 19th century to commemorates Adam Sedgwick (1785-1873). Sedgwick was born in Dent, the son of an Anglican vicar, and went on to become one of the founders of modern Geology. He was Woodwardian Professor of Geology at Cambridge University. Charles Darwin, with whom he strongly disagreed, was one of his students in 1831. The memorial fountain is Grade II listed on the National Heritage List for England.

Dent, South Lakeland Historic Buildings and Monuments in Dent Civil Parish
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Adam Sedgwick Fountain

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Main Street, Dent in 1973

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Dent, Cumbria

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Memorial to Adam Sedgwick

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Adam Sedgwick Memorial

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- Memorial fountain. Late C19. Commemorates Adam Sedgwick (1785-1873), Woodwardian Professor of Geology, Cambridge University. Roughly-hewn pink granite. Roughly-rectangular base with a trough cut in it; massive irregular tapered pier with …

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List number: 1383986
List grade: 2
County: Cumbria
Grid ref: SD7050886998
Unitary Auth: Westmorland & Furness


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