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Statue of William Iii (In Centre of Square)

A Grade I Listed Building in St James's, London

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.5072 / 51°30'25"N

Longitude: -0.1353 / 0°8'7"W

OS Eastings: 529509

OS Northings: 180347

OS Grid: TQ295803

Mapcode National: GBR FF.SW

Mapcode Global: VHGQZ.LCVX

Entry Name: Statue of William Iii (In Centre of Square)

Listing Date: 24 February 1958

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1235855

English Heritage Legacy ID: 426715

Location: Westminster, London, SW1Y

County: London

District: City of Westminster

Electoral Ward/Division: St James's

Built-Up Area: City of Westminster

Traditional County: Middlesex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: St James Piccadilly

Church of England Diocese: London

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Listing Text

TQ 2980 SE CITY OF WESTMINSTER ST. JAMES'S SQUARE,
82/40 SW1
24.2.58 Statue of. William III
(in centre of square
garden)
G.V. I
Equestrian statue. 1807 by John Bacon junior but very likely to a design
of his father's dating back to 1794. Cast bronze on bow-ended high stone
pedestal set on plinth which may be earlier. The King is depicted as a
Roman general, but with late C.17 dressed hair,astride a spirited horse, the
design probably inspired by Rysbrack's equestrian statue of William in
Queen's Square, Bristol. The statue was provided for under the will of
Samuel Travers, d.1724.
Survey of London; Vol. XXIX.


Listing NGR: TQ2950880346

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