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Thomas Hardy Statue is a statue of Thomas Hardy, located at Dorchester, Dorset, England. It was funded by public subscription to commemorate Hardy's life and works, three years after his death.[1] Designed by Eric Kennington,[2] the statue was unveiled on 2 September 1931 by Sir James Matthew Barrie.[3][4] It has been a Grade II listed monument since 1950.[2]

Thomas Hardy Statue
Thomas Hardy Statue Dorchester Dorset.jpg
ArtistEric Kennington
TypeBronze figure with stone podium


  1. ^ Sheffield Daily Telegraph – Statue to Thomas Hardy – 6 August 1931 – page 4
  2. ^ a b "STATUE OF THOMAS HARDY ON GRASS VERGE BETWEEN THE GROVE AND COLLITON WALK, Dorchester – 1110575". Historic England. 1950-05-08. Retrieved 2018-05-24.
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  4. ^ "Thomas Hardy: More Materials for a Study of His Life, Times and Works – James Stevens Cox – Google Books". 2010-04-01. Retrieved 2018-05-24.

Coordinates: 50°42′54″N 2°26′29″W / 50.7151°N 2.4415°W / 50.7151; -2.4415