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Description: Wellington Monument
Date Listed: 29 March 1973
English Heritage Building ID: 137841
OS Grid Reference: SU8524451175
OS Grid Coordinates: 485244, 151175
Latitude/Longitude: 51.2534, -0.7799
SU 85 SE 2/17 29.3.73
Bronze equestrian statue of 1846, by Matthew Coates Wyatt, originally placed
on the top of Decimus Burton's triumphal arch at Hyde Park Corner (London);
removed to the present site 1885. The figure of the Duke of Wellington is seated
on the standing horse, with his right arm outstretched holding a baton. The
horse's head projects forward. The stone base is rectangular, with a simple
plinth moulding, and a wider white stone platform at ground level. Surrounding
the monument are 16 guns, vertically arranged as an oval, the exposed muzzles
having metal caps to which are attached a continuous chain.
Listing NGR: SU8497151837
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Source: English Heritage
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