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HIGH GREEN, GREAT AYTON, NORTH YORKSHIRE, ENGLAND, UK
James Cook Sculpture

Description:
The sculpture depicts Cook at the age of 16, looking towards Staithes, where he first felt the sea luring him.

History:
Commissioned by Hambleton District Council and Great Ayton Parish Council, it is the work of sculptor Nicholas Dimbleby.   Unveiled 12th May 1997 by Captain Chris Blake who was the Master of HM Bark Endeavour, a replica of Captain Cook’s ship.

Inscription:

JAMES COOK
who lived in Great Ayton
between 1736 and 1745
later became
Captain James Cook, R.N. F.R.S.
Famous Navigator

OS Grid Reference:   NZ 565, 115

References:
Cook's Log, page 43, vol. 38, no. 1 (2015) – photo
Website: www.great-ayton.org.uk/tourism/cook/james_cook_sculpture
Website: www.hidden-teesside.co.uk/2011/09/27/statue-of-young-james-cook-great-ayton/

 







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