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Adm H Nelson - Nelsons Column

WM reference
11551
Memorial type
Lost
No
Town
County
District
Subject/Period
Creator
Ceremony
  • Unveiled : 9 June 1926
Current location

Centre of trafalgar Suare
Trafalgar Sqaure
St James
City Of Westminster
Greater London
WC2
England
OS Grid Ref.: TQ 290 790
Denomination: Undefined

Description

Fluted column in granite (Stylobate) surmounted by stone statue of Admiral Nelson dressed in his Admiral's uniform. Four bronze reliefs depicting Nelson's victories and his death at the Battle of Trafalgar are placed around the base. Four bronze lions placed at each corner of the base. Bronze acanthus leaves decorate the top of the column, just below the statue.

Inscription

North facing bronze panel: NO, I WILL TAKE MY TURN WITH MY BRAVE FELLOWS.

Inscription legible?

Yes

Names on memorial

None recorded

Subject/Period

Napoleonic Wars (1803-1814)
Total names on memorial: 1
Served and returned: 0
Died: 1
Exact count: yes
Information shown: Undefined
Order of information: Undefined

Component

Architectural details
Condition: Good
Measurements: Undefined
Materials: Bronze
Listed?: No

Component

Base
Condition: Good
Measurements: Undefined
Materials: Granite
Listed?: No

Component

Column
Condition: Good
Measurements: height 184 FT
Materials: Granite
Listed?: No

Component

Figure
Condition: Good
Measurements: height 16FT
Materials: Stone
Listed?: No

Ceremony

Unveiled
Date: 9 June 1926
Attended by:

History

1987-89: Cleaned and repaired. 2006: Memorial is undergoing restoration to carry out a more sympathetic repair to the right arm of the statue which was damaged by lightning in the 1880's. The repair at the time consisted of attaching bronze straps to the arm. Work will also be done on pigeon proofing measures and the removal of bird droppings. Work is due to be finished in July. 1986: Restoration work carried out on the memorial. 1968: Memorial was restored Dates unknown: Monument cleaned several times

Costs

Site: Unknown or N/A
Memorial: £47,500 0s 0d
Comments: None

Trust fund/Scholarship

No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A

Sponsorship

Unknown or N/A
Details: Unknown or N/A

Responsibility of

Unknown or N/A

Reference

BBC News Online n/a http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/london/4945380.stm

Reference

Source: Image Library Published:LONGMAN'S, GREEN & CO 1928 LONDON

Reference

Wikipedia http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Samuel_Morton_Peto

Reference

Source: Image Library NIWM Published:CONSTABLE 1981 LONDON

Reference

Our Blog http://ukniwm.wordpress.com/2007/10/25/nelsons-sharpshooter/

Reference

The Times 22 Oct. 1993

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