Prince of Orange statue, Brixham
The south-west face of the statue
|Location||The Strand, Lower Brixham|
|Designer||W & T Wills of London|
|Material||White marble and granite|
|Dedicated date||5th November 1889|
|Dedicated to||William of Orange|
The Brixham Prince of Orange Statue is a monument commemorating the landing of William of Orange (later to become King William III of England) and his army at the town on the 5th of November 1688. The monument has been a Grade II Listed Building since 1949.
The monument consists of a white marble statue on a granite pedestal and plinth. The statue is a figure of William Prince of Orange. On the south-west face of the pedestal (facing away from the harbour) the incised inscription reads:
WILLIAM PRINCE OF ORANGE, AFTERWARDS WILLIAM III, KING OF GREAT BRITAIN & IRELAND, LANDED NEAR THIS SPOT 5TH NOVEMBER 1688 AND ISSUED HIS FAMOUS DECLARATION "THE LIBERTIES OF ENGLAND AND THE PROTESTANT RELIGION I WILL MAINTAIN".
On the south-east face the inscription reads:
ERECTED BY PUBLIC SUBSCRIPTION AND DEDICATED TO THE TOWN OF BRIXHAM. FOUNDATION STONE LAID 5TH NOVBR 1888, BY HIS EXCELLENCY COUNT DE BYLANDT. UNVEILED 5TH NOVEMBER 1889.
On the north-west face is the inscription:
ENGELANDS VRIJHEID DOOR ORANJE HERSTELD.
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