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Statue of Charles I, Westminster

Description: Statue of Charles I

Grade: I
Date Listed: 9 January 1970
English Heritage Building ID: 209087

OS Grid Reference: TQ3003780373
OS Grid Coordinates: 530037, 180373
Latitude/Longitude: 51.5073, -0.1277

Location: Trafalgar Square, Westminster, London SW1A 2 SW1A 2DR

Locality: Westminster
Local Authority: Westminster City Council
County: Greater London
Country: England
Postcode: SW1A 2DR

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Listing Text

TQ 3080 SW CITY OF WESTMINSTER CHARING CROSS, SW1
83/35
9,1.70 0 Statue of Charles I

G.V. I

Equestrian statue. Cast 1633, by Hubert Le Sueur, the carved pedestal by
Joshua Marshall provided when the statue was erected here (on the site of
Eleanor Cross) in 1674-75. Bronze statue and carved Portland stone
pedestal. The King is shown in half-armour. This highly influential
equestrian statue, the first of its kind in England, was originally
commissioned in 1630 by Charles I's Lord Treasurer Sir Richard Weston for
his house Mortlake Park, Roehampton.

Survey of London; Vols. XVI and XXXVI.
Hubert Le Sueur's Portraits of Charles I in Bronze: Charles Avery in
National Trust Studies 1979.


Listing NGR: TQ3003780373

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

Listed building text is © Crown Copyright. Reproduced under licence.




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