Description: Collingwood Monument and Guns
Date Listed: 19 February 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 303354
OS Grid Reference: NZ3718169069
OS Grid Coordinates: 437181, 569069
Latitude/Longitude: 55.0148, -1.4201
TYNEMOUTH PIER ROAD (west side, off)
NZ 3769 SW
24.10.50 Collingwood Monument and guns.
Monument, 1845; guns added 1848. Base and plinth by Dobson; statue by Lough.
Sandstone ashlar and marble. High wide base, with slit openings in returns and
door in rear. Stepped side walls to wide flight of steps. Base and high pedestal
for colossal figure of Admiral Collingwood in draped cloak. Plaque on south side
of base commemorates his success at Trafalgar under Nelson and the erection by
public subscription of this memorial. 4 guns on walls flanking steps came from
his ship, the Royal Sovereign. Historical note: Collingwood was born in Newcastle
and members of his family lived at Chirton, North Shields. The statue was sited
to be seen from the sea and the river.
Listing NGR: NZ3718169069
Source: English Heritage
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