Adm H Nelson - Nelsons Column
- WM reference
- Memorial type
- Unveiled : 9 June 1926
Centre of trafalgar Suare
City Of Westminster
OS Grid Ref.: TQ 290 790
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.
North facing bronze panel: NO, I WILL TAKE MY TURN WITH MY BRAVE FELLOWS.
Names on memorial
Napoleonic Wars (1803-1814)
Total names on memorial: 1
Served and returned: 0
Exact count: yes
Information shown: Undefined
Order of information: Undefined
Measurements: height 184 FT
Measurements: height 16FT
Date: 9 June 1926
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
Site: Unknown or N/A
Memorial: £47,500 0s 0d
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
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Details: Unknown or N/A
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BBC News Online n/a http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/england/london/4945380.stm
Source: Image Library Published:LONGMAN'S, GREEN & CO 1928 LONDON
Source: Image Library NIWM Published:CONSTABLE 1981 LONDON
Our Blog http://ukniwm.wordpress.com/2007/10/25/nelsons-sharpshooter/
The Times 22 Oct. 1993
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