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Description: Duke of York Column and Steps
Date Listed: 5 February 1970
English Heritage Building ID: 207516
OS Grid Reference: TQ2975780252
OS Grid Coordinates: 529757, 180252
Latitude/Longitude: 51.5063, -0.1317
TQ 2980 SE CITY OF WESTMINSTER WATERLOO PLACE, SW1
5.2.70 Duke of York column and
Commemorative column and town planning focal point with steps down to the
Mall and St James's Park. 1831-34, the column designed by Benjamin Wyatt,
the bronze statue of the Duke by Sir Richard Westmacott, the layout with
the great flight of steps as the terminal feature of Nash's Via
Triumphalis, on the site of Carlton House, with the palatial Carlton House
Terrace (q.v.) ranges flanking the composition. Granite column and steps,
bronze statue. The giant column is of the Tuscan order and rises from a
square pedestal; the capital carries a square balcony, drum and dome (on
the model of Wren's Monument) surmounted by statue of the Duke in uniform.
Survey of London; Vol. XX.
Listing NGR: TQ2975780252
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Source: English Heritage
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