Friday, 11 March 2011

John Harrison - Statue Leeds

John Harrison Leeds StatuePicture of Statue of John Harrison in Leeds.

This tall bronze statue of John Harrison 1579 - 1656 stands on a tall plinth outside the former General Post Office building in City Square, Leeds.

John Harrison was a wealthy merchant and one-time mayor of Leeds and a generous benefactor in the city. He may have this fine statue dedicated to his memory but his real monument is the church that he built, Saint John the Evangelist Church in New Briggate, known locally as St. John's Church. Unlike Tony Blair who spent so long looking for his legacy, John Harrison is today surrounded by his, after his death he was buried in the church that he built.

1 comment:

  1. A dashing gentleman made for a handsome statue in your city~!


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