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Monument to British Liberty, Rowlands Gill

Description: Monument to British Liberty

Grade: I
Date Listed: 1 February 1950
English Heritage Building ID: 303872

OS Grid Reference: NZ1794859132
OS Grid Coordinates: 417948, 559132
Latitude/Longitude: 54.9266, -1.7215

Location: Blaydon, Gateshead NE39 1AR

Locality: Rowlands Gill
County: Gateshead
Country: England
Postcode: NE39 1AR

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Listing Text

(north side)
Gibside Estate.

10/107 Monument to British
1.2.50 (Formerly listed as
Gibside Column north-east
of Gibside)
G.V. I

Column. 1750-57. By Daniel Garrett until 1753; then James Paine.
Statue of British Liberty by Christopher Richardson. For George Bowes,
M.P. and coal owner. Ashlar sandstone. Tuscan column 140 feet high, on
base, has cornice supporting overhanging plinth of statue holding staff
of Maintenance and cap of Liberty in right hand. Source: Margaret Hudson:
'Column Monuments in N.E. England 1748-1838' M. Litt Thesis University of
Newcastle 1976; 'Pillar of Participation' in Country Life v. CLXV1, no.
4303, Dec. 1979, pp 2460-1.

Listing NGR: NZ1794859132

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

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