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Horatio Nelson

WM reference
20532
Memorial type
Lost
No
Town
County
District
Subject/Period
Creator
Ceremony
  • Unveiled : 21st October 1813
Current location

In the Cul-de-Sac of High Street leading to Exchange Flags
34
Mansion House
Exchange Street East
Liverpool
Liverpool
Merseyside
L2 3YL
England
OS Grid Ref.: SJ 34184 90534
Denomination: Undefined

Description

CIRCULAR PEDESTAL OF WESTMORELAND MARBLE WITH FOUR FIGURES IN THE CHARACTER OF CAPTIVES OR VANQUISHED ENEMIES, SYMBOLISING THE BATTLES OF ST., VINCENT, THE NILE, COPENHAGEN AND TRAFALGAR. BETWEEN THE FIGURES ARE FOUR BAS-RELIEFS IN BRONZE, REPRESENTING GREAT NAVAL ACTIONS. THE REST OF THE PEDESTAL IS DECORATED WITH LIONS' HEADS AND LAUREL FESTOONS. IN THE UPPER PART IS INSCRIBED "ENGLAND EXPECTS EVERY MAN TO DO HIS DUTY." THE CIRCULAR PEDESTAL IS SURMOUNTED BY THE FIGURES OF NELSON, VICTORY AND DEATH: THE FIGURE OF NELSON HAS ONE FOOT ON A CONQUERED ENEMY AND THE OTHER ON A CANNON. HE IS RECEIVING FOUR NAVAL CROWNS UPON HIS SWORD WITH HIS LEFT HAND FROM THE FIGURE OF VICTORY. THE FIGURE OF DEATH LIES BELOW. THE FIGURE OF A SEAMAN APPROACHES HIM FROM THE RIGHT SIDE.

Inscription

ENGLAND EXPECTS EVERY MAN TO DO HIS DUTY

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

Pedestal
Condition: Good
Measurements: height 2700MM
Materials: Marble
Listed?: No

Component

Figures
Condition: Good
Measurements: height 2100MM
Materials: Bronze
Listed?: No

Component

Memorial
Condition: Good
Measurements: height 7500MM
Materials: Bronze
Listed?: No

Ceremony

Unveiled
Date: 21st October 1813
Attended by: UNKNOWN

History

2005, JAN: WALTON GROUP PLC OF HORTON HOUSE IN ATLANTIC COURT HAS PURCHASED LAND ON WHICH MEMORIAL IS LOCATED AND IS PLANNING TO RESTORE BUT IS HAVING DIFFICULTY OBTAINING FUNDING FOR LASER CLEANING. 2003: PLANS TO RESTORE THE MEMORIAL AT THE COST OF £100,000 - EDMUND KIRBY.

Costs

Site: Unknown or N/A
Memorial: Unknown or N/A
Comments: None

Trust fund/Scholarship

No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A

Sponsorship

Public
Details: Unknown or N/A

Responsibility of

Unknown or N/A

Notes

LIVERPOOL MERCURY, 22 OCTOBER 1813

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