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Description: Nelson's Column
The Nelson Monument
Date Listed: 5 February 1970
English Heritage Building ID: 207254
OS Grid Reference: TQ3001780419
OS Grid Coordinates: 530017, 180419
Latitude/Longitude: 51.5078, -0.1279
TQ 3080 SW CITY OF WESTMINSTER TRAFALGAR SQUARE, WC2
5.2.70 THE NELSON MONUMENT
Memorial column and sculpture. 1839-1842, the design by William Railton; the
crowning statue by E. H. Baily; the bas-relief panels by J. E. Carew, J.
Ternouth, M. L. Watson and W. F. Woodington; the lions added 1867, by Sir Edwin
Landseer. Granite and bronze. Tall stepped plinth with lions at angles, lofty
coursed pedestal with bronze bas-reliefs and great fluted granite column with
bronze Corinthian capital surmounted by the stone statue of Nelson. Noteworthy
quality of the 4 bas-relief panels on the pedestal, depicting Nelson's famous
naval victories. Landseer's lions were cast by Baron Marochetti between 1858
and 1867. Trafalgar Square, known as such from 1830, owes its town planning
origin to an initial proposal of Nash's of 1811-12 fully elaborated andlaid
out as the major executed feature of Nash's Metropolitan - West Strand
improvements of 1824-26.
Survey of London; Vol XX.
Listing NGR: TQ3001780419
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