Stone statue, the head and right hand are modern replacements.
Tablet on a separate stone:
On the edge of the same stone:
chancellor to henry viii
died at leicester abbey, 1530
buried in abbey grounds.
the statue was donated
to the city by wolsey
the ... guide of the city of leicester
The statue was originally commissioned by hosiery firm Wolsey Ltd, and stood in their premises at King Street and Abbey Meadows. The company donated it the the City Council in 1979, when it was positioned in its present location.
- Unknown artist. Do you know who the sculptor is? please let us know.
Sources & Information
Location (N 52°38'49" - W 1°8'15")
Item Code: gbem014; Photograph: 25 October 2009
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