Statue Of Queen Anne

12 Oct 1999
Statue Of Queen Anne, Wellington, Minehead, West Somerset, Somerset
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This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.


SS9646 WELLINGTON SQUARE 900-1/3/115 (South side) 04/07/52 Statue of Queen Anne


Statue of Queen Anne. 1719, by Francis Bird. Alabaster. The over-life-size standing figure of Queen Anne is in full court dress with regalia. Pedestal and canopy 1893, by H Dare Bryan.

Marble and freestone. The statue stands on a cuboid marble plinth with a moulded cornice. Behind it is an ashlar wall approx 5m high, with a dentilled pediment and cornice over an inscription in Art Nouveau lettering with date. A half dome with a triglyph frieze and cornice over the statue is supported by 4 marble columns resting on a pierced balustrade to the front. HISTORY: Sir Joseph Bancks, MP for Minehead 1698-1713, commissioned Francis Bird in 1719 to make a statue of Queen Anne similar to that in St Paul's Cathedral. Originally placed in St Michael's Church, St Michael's Road (qv), it was moved to Wellington Square in 1893.

Listing NGR: SS9677346166


This is part of the Series: IOE01/1662 IOE Records taken by R M Rayner; within the Collection: IOE01 Images Of England


© Mr R.M Rayner. Source: Historic England Archive

This photograph was taken for the Images of England project

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Photographer: Rayner, R.M

Rights Holder: Rayner, R.M


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