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Memorial details

Memorial type
Sculptured / Cast group
District
City Of Westminster
Town
St James
County
Greater London
Country
England
Commemoration
Crimean War (1853-1856)
Maker
John Bell
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: C April 1861
    Attended by: UNKNOWN
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
11608
Current location

Waterloo Place
St James
City Of Westminster
Greater London
SW1
England

OS Grid Ref: TQ 29691 80371
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
GRANITE PEDESTAL WITH THREE FIGURES, REPRESENTING GRENADIER, SCOTS AND COLDSTREAM GUARDSMEN. ABOVE IS FIGURE OF HONOUR WITH OUTSTRETCHED ARMS. FIGURE OF HONOUR HOLDS A PAIR OF CORONALS OF LAUREL. EITHER SIDE OF PEDESTAL IS A TROPHY OF A HIGHLAND TARGE WITH SPIKE AND BATTLE HONOURS (ALMA/ INKERMAN/ SEBASTAPOL) WRITTEN ACROSS. SMALL PLAQUE ON WEST SIDE OF SOUTH FACE OF PLINTH.
Inscription
(north side)TO THE MEMORY OF/ 2162 OFFICERS, NON-COMD. OFFICERS AND PRIVATES/ OF THE BRIGADE OF GUARDS WHO FELL DURING THE WAR/ WITH RUSSIA 1854-5-6/ ERECTED BY THEIR COMRADES (east and west sides) CRIMEA (plaque) THE GUARDS MEMORIAL WAS PULLED DOWN IN THE/ YEAR OF OUR LORD 1914/ AND WAS RE-ERECTED 30 FEET NORTH OF ITS ORIGINAL POSITION IN ORDER TO PERMIT/ THE ERECTION OF THE/ FLORENCE NIGHTINGALE AND SIDNEY HERBERT STATUES.
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • Crimean War (1853-1856)
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Figures
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
  • Pedestal
    Measurements: height 38FT
    Materials: Granite
  • Trophy / Relic
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
  • Plaque
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Metal, Unknown
Listing information
  • THE GUARDS CRIMEAN WAR MEMORIAL
  • Grade II
  • This memorial is protected, and listed on the National Heritage List for England maintained by Historic England. View list entry
  • More about listing and the protection of historic places can be found on the Historic England website
  • Historic England
Condition
History
Pedestal placed in position 10 Feb. 1859. 1861 wreathed lamp standards added. In 1914 the memorial was dismantled and moved slightly to the north to accommodate two statues connected with the war: Sidney Herbert ( J H Foley, 1866-67), formerly outside the War Office in Pall Mall, and Florence Nightingale (A G Walker, 1914-15). There is evidence of a second small plaque on southwest-side of plinth which has been removed
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Responsibility
1999: English Heritage
Reference
  • DICTIONARY OF BRITISH SCULPTORS 1660 - 1851 by GUNNIS, RUPERT 48 - 49 Source: Image Library NIWM Published:MURRAYS SALES AND SERVICE CO. 1968 LONDON
  • Published:Allen Lane
  • The Times 2 May 1861 p.9 col.d
  • Illustrated London News 13 April 1861 p.330
  • Buildings of England series by Various London 6: Westminster (2003) p.448
  • LONDON STATUES: A GUIDE TO LONDONS OUTDOOR STATUES AND SCULPTURE by BYRON, A 356 Source: Image Library NIWM Published:CONSTABLE 1981 LONDON
  • LONDON'S OPEN AIR STATUARY by GLEICHEN 18-19 Source: Image Library Published:LONGMAN'S, GREEN & CO 1928 LONDON
  • Our Blog ukniwm.wordpress.com/2009/03/06/mary-seacole-and-the-common-soldier-in-the-crimea/

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