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Nelson's Column the Nelson Monument

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

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.5078 / 51°30'27"N

Longitude: -0.1279 / 0°7'40"W

OS Eastings: 530017

OS Northings: 180419

OS Grid: TQ300804

Mapcode National: GBR HF.FP

Mapcode Global: VHGQZ.QCQH

Entry Name: Nelson's Column the Nelson Monument

Listing Date: 5 February 1970

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1276052

English Heritage Legacy ID: 207254

Location: Westminster, London, WC2N

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

TQ 3080 SW CITY OF WESTMINSTER TRAFALGAR SQUARE, WC2
83/13
5.2.70 THE NELSON MONUMENT
(Nelson's Column)
G.V. I
Memorial column and sculpture. 1839-1842, the design by William Railton; the
crowning statue by E. H. Baily; the bas-relief panels by J. E. Carew, J.
Ternouth, M. L. Watson and W. F. Woodington; the lions added 1867, by Sir Edwin
Landseer. Granite and bronze. Tall stepped plinth with lions at angles, lofty
coursed pedestal with bronze bas-reliefs and great fluted granite column with
bronze Corinthian capital surmounted by the stone statue of Nelson. Noteworthy
quality of the 4 bas-relief panels on the pedestal, depicting Nelson's famous
naval victories. Landseer's lions were cast by Baron Marochetti between 1858
and 1867. Trafalgar Square, known as such from 1830, owes its town planning
origin to an initial proposal of Nash's of 1811-12 fully elaborated andlaid
out as the major executed feature of Nash's Metropolitan - West Strand
improvements of 1824-26.
Survey of London; Vol XX.
John Summerson.


Listing NGR: TQ3001780419

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