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Memorial details

Memorial type
Composite
District
City of London
Town
City of London
County
Greater London
Country
England
Commemoration
Non-Combat Deaths, Napoleonic Wars (1803-1814)
Maker
ALFRED STEVENS (Sculptor)
JOHN TWEED (Sculptor)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
11761
Current location

St. Paul's Cathedral
St. Paul's Churchyard
City of London
City of London
Greater London
EC4M 8AD
England

OS Grid Ref: TQ 32035 81148
Denomination: Church of England

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Description
In the North Nave an equestrian monument with effigy of Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington (1769-1852) Sculpted marble and cast bronze monument surmounted by a bronze equestrian statue, consisting of a large multi-columned enclosure. Above this is a round-arched canopy supporting a central cube with bronze panels, motif of the Order of the Garter, decorated corner columns and large flanking allegorical figures ('Valour and Cowardice', 'Truth and Falsehood'). The enclosure contains an elaborately cast bronze sarcophagus with a full-size recumbent effigy of the Duke of Wellington. Around the bronze base are tablets in relief, with the name of a battle on each one.
Inscription
on sarcophagus: ARTHUR.FIRST.DUKE.OF.WELLINGTON. battles named on bronze base (east side):FUENTESDONOR/ MORALES/ SABUGAL/ FONS DARONCE/ ARREYO MOLINS/ ALDEA DAPONTE/ TORMES/ HOMAZA/ CUIDADAO RODRIGO (North side): VITTORIA/ BAYENNE/ GARONNE/ TOULOUSE/ NIVE PERONNE/ ORTHES/WATERLOO/ QUATRE BRAS/ NIVELLE/ ADOUR/ SALAMANCA/ PAMPELUNA/ BIDASSOA/ BADAJOS (West side): SAN SEBASTIAN/ RONCEVALLES/ ARTESOUI EL RETIRO/ BURGOS/ CANAL NUOVA CANTZAL/ PONTE CIBERTE/ TORRES VEDRAS (South side): ROLICA/ EL BODON/ ALMEIDA/ DOURA/ TALAVERA/ BUSACO/ KIOGE VIMERO ZUBIRI/ ARGAUM/ GOAVILGHUR/ ASSAYE/ ALLMEDNUGA/ CONAGUL BULOS
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Wellesley, Arthur
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Commemorations
  • Non-Combat Deaths
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 1
    Died: Undefined
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: surname,forename,additional
    Order of information: Undefined
  • Napoleonic Wars (1803-1814)
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: Undefined
    Died: Undefined
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Memorial
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze, Marble
  • Sculpture
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
  • Relief
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
  • Plaques
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Bronze
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Reference
  • ST PAUL'S CATHEDRAL by BURMAN, PETER P.155-156 Source: Image Library NIWM His actual tomb is described on p141
  • Carter Postcard Collection
  • St Paul's Cathedral Inventory Inv no.2476

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