PRINCE CONSORT NATIONAL MEMORIAL (ALBERT MEMORIAL)

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
I
List Entry Number:
1217741
Date first listed:
14-Jan-1970
Statutory Address:
PRINCE CONSORT NATIONAL MEMORIAL (ALBERT MEMORIAL), KENSINGTON GORE SW7

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Location

Statutory Address:
PRINCE CONSORT NATIONAL MEMORIAL (ALBERT MEMORIAL), KENSINGTON GORE SW7

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

County:
Greater London Authority
District:
City of Westminster (London Borough)
National Grid Reference:
TQ 26578 79738

Details

TQ 2679 NE CITY OF WESTMINSTER KENSINGTON GORE, SW7 85/2 14.1.70 Prince Consort National Memorial (Albert Memorial). GV I Memorial. 1862 to 1875. George Gilbert Scott, with sculpture and other decorations by numerous Victorian artists and craftsmen. Granite, marble, limestone and metal. Square decoratively paved podium reached by steps to south; superimposed podia with steps to all sides, surmounted by ciborium-like canopy with clustered granite columns to four corners. Elaborate sculptured spire. Giant seated figure of Prince Albert within. Gables to all sides with pinnacles between. Richly sculptured band to base breaking outward at corners to support sculptured groups representing the industrial arts:- Agriculture, Manufacture, Commerce and Engineering. Further sculptured groups to four corners of stepped podium representing Europe, Asia, Africa and America, and linked by elaborate railings. Monument enriched with much figure and other sculpture and decorated also in numerous other techniques including mosaic, enamel, etc. The Albert Memorial. Stephen Bayley.

Listing NGR: TQ2657879738

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
412963
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Bayley, S, The Albert Memorial, (1981)
Other
Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in England, Part 17 Greater London

Legal

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

End of official listing

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Date: 19 Jun 2004
Reference: IOE01/12254/13
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