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List Entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.


List entry Number: 1025166



The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.


District: Gateshead

District Type: Metropolitan Authority


National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: I

Date first listed: 01-Feb-1950

Date of most recent amendment: 18-Nov-1985

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 303872

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NZ 15 NE WHICKHAM B6314 (north side) Gibside Estate.

10/107 Monument to British Liberty. 1.2.50 (Formerly listed as Gibside Column north-east of Gibside) G.V. I

Column. 1750-57. By Daniel Garrett until 1753; then James Paine. Statue of British Liberty by Christopher Richardson. For George Bowes, M.P. and coal owner. Ashlar sandstone. Tuscan column 140 feet high, on base, has cornice supporting overhanging plinth of statue holding staff of Maintenance and cap of Liberty in right hand. Source: Margaret Hudson: 'Column Monuments in N.E. England 1748-1838' M. Litt Thesis University of Newcastle 1976; 'Pillar of Participation' in Country Life v. CLXV1, no. 4303, Dec. 1979, pp 2460-1.

Listing NGR: NZ1794859132

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Hudson, M, Column Monuments in North East England 1748 - 1838, (1976)
'Country Life' in December, (1979)

National Grid Reference: NZ 17948 59132


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