STATUE OF HENRY SCHNEIDER - Barrow - List Entry

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    "Statue. 1891. Sculptor: Percy Wood. Bronze on granite pedestal. 2-step stylobate to cylindrical pedestal inscribed: 'IN HONOR/ OF HENRY WILLIAM SCHNEIDER/ MAYOR OF THIS BOROUGH/ 1875 TO 1878/ ERECTED/ BY PUBLIC SUBSCRIPTION/ 1891'; Vitruvian scroll beneath cornice. Robed figure of Schneider faced up Duke Street. Schneider, Hannay and Co built the first blast furnaces in Barrow between 1857-59 then amalgamated with James Ramsden's company to form the Barrow Haematite Iron and Steel Company in 1866. Using the Bessemer process this became by 1876, the biggest iron and steel plant in the world. His life is chronicled elsewhere. Centrepiece of Schneider Square...."
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    Historic England
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    Link: https://historicengland.org.uk/listing/the-list/list-entry/1283025
    Resource type: Text/Website
    Added by: Simon Cotterill
    Last modified: 1 year, 10 months ago
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