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Memorial details

Memorial type
Pillar / Column
District
City Of Westminster
Town
St James
County
Greater London
Country
England
Commemoration
Napoleonic Wars (1803-1814)
Maker
MR EDWARD HODGES BAILY RA, MR WILLIAM FREDERICK WOODINGTON ARA, MR J TERNOUTH, MR M L WATSON, MR J E CAREW, Grissell and Peto
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 9 June 1926
    Attended by:
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
11551
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

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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
Commemorations
  • 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
Components
  • Architectural details
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
  • Base
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Granite
  • Column
    Measurements: height 184 FT
    Materials: Granite
  • Figure
    Measurements: height 16FT
    Materials: Stone
Listing information
Condition
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

Memorial: £47,500 0s 0d

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference

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