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Memorial details

Memorial type
Sculptured / Cast group
District
Liverpool
Town
Liverpool
County
Merseyside
Country
England
Commemoration
Napoleonic Wars (1803-1814)
Maker
Sir RICHARD WESTMACOTT RA, MATTHEW WYATT
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 21st October 1813
    Attended by: UNKNOWN
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
20532
Current location

In the Cul-de-Sac of High Street leading to Exchange Flags
34
Mansion House
Exchange Street East
Liverpool
Liverpool
Merseyside
L2 3YL
England

OS Grid Ref: SJ 34184 90534
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
CIRCULAR PEDESTAL OF WESTMORELAND MARBLE WITH FOUR FIGURES IN THE CHARACTER OF CAPTIVES OR VANQUISHED ENEMIES, SYMBOLISING THE BATTLES OF ST., VINCENT, THE NILE, COPENHAGEN AND TRAFALGAR. BETWEEN THE FIGURES ARE FOUR BAS-RELIEFS IN BRONZE, REPRESENTING GREAT NAVAL ACTIONS. THE REST OF THE PEDESTAL IS DECORATED WITH LIONS' HEADS AND LAUREL FESTOONS. IN THE UPPER PART IS INSCRIBED "ENGLAND EXPECTS EVERY MAN TO DO HIS DUTY." THE CIRCULAR PEDESTAL IS SURMOUNTED BY THE FIGURES OF NELSON, VICTORY AND DEATH: THE FIGURE OF NELSON HAS ONE FOOT ON A CONQUERED ENEMY AND THE OTHER ON A CANNON. HE IS RECEIVING FOUR NAVAL CROWNS UPON HIS SWORD WITH HIS LEFT HAND FROM THE FIGURE OF VICTORY. THE FIGURE OF DEATH LIES BELOW. THE FIGURE OF A SEAMAN APPROACHES HIM FROM THE RIGHT SIDE.
Inscription
ENGLAND EXPECTS EVERY MAN TO DO HIS DUTY
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
  • Pedestal
    Measurements: height 2700MM
    Materials: Marble
  • Figures
    Measurements: height 2100MM
    Materials: Bronze
  • Memorial
    Measurements: height 7500MM
    Materials: Bronze
Listing information
Condition
History
2005, JAN: WALTON GROUP PLC OF HORTON HOUSE IN ATLANTIC COURT HAS PURCHASED LAND ON WHICH MEMORIAL IS LOCATED AND IS PLANNING TO RESTORE BUT IS HAVING DIFFICULTY OBTAINING FUNDING FOR LASER CLEANING. 2003: PLANS TO RESTORE THE MEMORIAL AT THE COST OF £100,000 - EDMUND KIRBY.
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A

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