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Memorial details

Memorial type
Sculptured / Cast figure
District
City Of Westminster
Town
London
County
Greater London
Country
England
Commemoration
Napoleonic Wars (1803-1814)
Maker
ROYAL ARSENAL
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
11346
Current location

70
south east corner of Horse Guards Parade
Whitehall
London
City Of Westminster
Greater London
SW1A 2AS
England

OS Grid Ref: TQ 30072 80026
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Enormous mortar supported by dragon with wings which coil around it. HRH Prince of Wales feathers at front. Inscription on either side one in Latin. Inscription framed by laurel leaves.
Inscription
TO COMMEMORATE / THE RAISING OF THE SIEGE OF CADIZ IN CONSEQUENCE OF THE GLORIOUS VICTORY GAINED BY THE / DUKE OF WELLINGTON/ OVER THE FRENCH NEAR SALAMANCA ON THE XXII OF JULY MDCCCXM/ THIS MORTAR CAST FOR THE DESTRUCTION OF THAT GREAT PORT , WITH POWERS SURPASSING ALL OTHERS/ AND ABANDONED BY THE BESIEGERS ON THEIR RETREAT/ WAS PRESENTED AS A TOKEN OF RESPECT AND GRATITUDE BY THE SPANISH NATION/ TO HIS ROYAL HIGHNESS THE PRINCE REGENT/.
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • Napoleonic Wars (1803-1814)
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Sculpture
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Undefined
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference
  • LONDON STATUES: A GUIDE TO LONDONS OUTDOOR STATUES AND SCULPTURE by BYRON, A 355 Source: Image Library NIWM Published:CONSTABLE 1981 LONDON

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