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Memorial details

Memorial type
Sculptured / Cast figure
District
Birmingham
Town
Birmingham
County
West Midlands
Country
England
Commemoration
Napoleonic Wars (1803-1814)
Maker
Sir RICHARD WESTMACOTT RA (Sculptor)
Ceremony
  • Placed
    Date: 21st October 1810
    Attended by: Erected in the Market Place
  • Unveiled
    Date: 25th September 1810
    Attended by: UNKNOWN - "Splendidly illuminated on the 25th"
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Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
17371
Current location

IN THE RAISED AREA OF THE OUTDOOR MARKET
BULL RING
Birmingham
Birmingham
West Midlands
England

OS Grid Ref: SP 090 870
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Original memorial: pedestal with inscription and low relief on it surmounted by a statue of Nelson who stands in a casual pose leaning against an out-of-scale portrayal of his flagship. Around the whole memorial are railings linked by twisted cable. At each corner is an upturned cannon supporting a cluster of pikes and a ship's lantern. Current memorial: statue surmounts a plain pedestal and lamps were omitted Relief shows town of Birmingham
Inscription
THIS STATUE/IN HONOR OF/ADMIRAL/LORD NELSON/WAS ERECTED/BY THE/INHABITANTS OF BIRMINGHAM/A.D.MDCCCIX
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • Napoleonic Wars (1803-1814)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: Undefined
    Died: 1
    Exact count: no
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Pedestal
    Measurements: height 3700MM, width 2100MM
    Materials: Stone
  • Figure
    Measurements: height 1700MM, width 1500MM
    Materials: Bronze
Listing information
Condition
History
1961: MEMORIAL MOVED AND ALTERATIONS MADE TO ITS DESIGN
Costs

Site: £2500

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Public
Responsibility
CITY OF BIRMINGHAM
Reference
  • Public Sculpture of Britain Birmingham including Sutton Coldfield (1998) pp.116-117
  • Madras Courier - Tuesday 20 March 1810 The statue of Lord Nelson, finished at Birmingham, will be erected in the market-place of that town on the 21st inst. (the anniversary of the glorious victory of Trafalgar), and will be splendidly illuminated on the 25th.
  • Chester Courant - Tuesday 30 October 1810 A yellow medal of Lord Nelson from this statue was placed on 25th October 1810, under the foundation stone of the Jubilee Column on Moel Famma (sic)
  • Source: Image Library Published:SHIRE PUBLICATIONS

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