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Duke of York Column and Steps

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

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Latitude: 51.5063 / 51°30'22"N

Longitude: -0.1317 / 0°7'54"W

OS Eastings: 529757

OS Northings: 180252

OS Grid: TQ297802

Mapcode National: GBR GG.L6

Mapcode Global: VHGQZ.NDQL

Entry Name: Duke of York Column and Steps

Listing Date: 5 February 1970

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1239383

English Heritage Legacy ID: 207516

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 Martin-in-the-Fields

Church of England Diocese: London

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Listing Text

5.2.70 Duke of York column and
G.V. I
Commemorative column and town planning focal point with steps down to the
Mall and St James's Park. 1831-34, the column designed by Benjamin Wyatt,
the bronze statue of the Duke by Sir Richard Westmacott, the layout with
the great flight of steps as the terminal feature of Nash's Via
Triumphalis, on the site of Carlton House, with the palatial Carlton House
Terrace (q.v.) ranges flanking the composition. Granite column and steps,
bronze statue. The giant column is of the Tuscan order and rises from a
square pedestal; the capital carries a square balcony, drum and dome (on
the model of Wren's Monument) surmounted by statue of the Duke in uniform.
Survey of London; Vol. XX.

Listing NGR: TQ2975780252

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