List number: 1025203
List grade: 2
Tyne & Wear HER: 8217
Grid ref: NZ2740255804

Statue of Edward Moseley Perkins, Birtley


Edward Mosely Perkins (1821-1871) came to Birtley as a partner in its Iron Company and two local pits in 1858, and lived in Birtley Hall. He also served as a Councillor, Magistrate and later became Lord Mayor of Newcastle. Perkins joined the Durham Rifle Volunteer Corps, and rose to the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. The memorial statue was paid for by public subscription and unveiled in 1874 in front of a large crowd of locals and a detachment from the Durham Rifle Volunteers.[1]

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Statue of Lt Colonel Edward Moseley Perkins, Birtley

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STATUE OF EM PERKINS AT NORTH END OF MONUMENT TERRACE - List Entry
- "Statue. 1874 by G. Burn of Newcastle. White marble figure in military uniform on corniced sandstone pedestal on plinth, chamfered base and 3 steps. Pink granite panels set on 4 ...

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Compilation postcard of Birtley, c1917

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Monument to Colonel Edward Moseley Perkins
- "A soft white marble statue of Perkins with his hands on the hilt of his sword. Set upon a yellow stone pedestal including a 2-tier base and rising from 3 ...

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Tyne and Wear HER(8217): Birtley, Birtley Lane, Statue of E.M. Perkins
- "Statue. 1874 by G. Burn of Newcastle. White marble figure in military uniform on corniced sandstone pedestal on plinth, chamfered base and 3 steps. Pink granite panels set on 4 ...

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