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Monument to British Liberty

A Grade I Listed Building in Whickham South and Sunniside, Gateshead

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Coordinates

Latitude: 54.9266 / 54°55'35"N

Longitude: -1.7215 / 1°43'17"W

OS Eastings: 417948

OS Northings: 559132

OS Grid: NZ179591

Mapcode National: GBR JCFG.3R

Mapcode Global: WHC3W.JFGK

Entry Name: Monument to British Liberty

Listing Date: 1 February 1950

Last Amended: 18 November 1985

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1025166

English Heritage Legacy ID: 303872

Location: Gateshead, NE39

County: Gateshead

Metropolitan District Ward: Whickham South and Sunniside

Traditional County: Durham

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Tyne and Wear

Church of England Parish: Whickham

Church of England Diocese: Durham

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Listing Text

NZ 15 NE WHICKHAM B6314
(north side)
Gibside Estate.

10/107 Monument to British
Liberty.
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

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