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NELSON'S COLUMN THE NELSON MONUMENT

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.

Name: NELSON'S COLUMN THE NELSON MONUMENT

List entry Number: 1276052

Location

NELSON'S COLUMN, TRAFALGAR SQUARE WC2
THE NELSON MONUMENT, TRAFALGAR SQUARE WC2

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

County: Greater London Authority

District: City of Westminster

District Type: London Borough

Parish:

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: I

Date first listed: 05-Feb-1970

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

Legacy System Information

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 207254

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List entry Description

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History

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Details

TQ 3080 SW CITY OF WESTMINSTER TRAFALGAR SQUARE, WC2 83/13 5.2.70 THE NELSON MONUMENT (Nelson's Column) G.V. I Memorial column and sculpture. 1839-1842, the design by William Railton; the crowning statue by E. H. Baily; the bas-relief panels by J. E. Carew, J. Ternouth, M. L. Watson and W. F. Woodington; the lions added 1867, by Sir Edwin Landseer. Granite and bronze. Tall stepped plinth with lions at angles, lofty coursed pedestal with bronze bas-reliefs and great fluted granite column with bronze Corinthian capital surmounted by the stone statue of Nelson. Noteworthy quality of the 4 bas-relief panels on the pedestal, depicting Nelson's famous naval victories. Landseer's lions were cast by Baron Marochetti between 1858 and 1867. Trafalgar Square, known as such from 1830, owes its town planning origin to an initial proposal of Nash's of 1811-12 fully elaborated andlaid out as the major executed feature of Nash's Metropolitan - West Strand improvements of 1824-26. Survey of London; Vol XX. John Summerson.

Listing NGR: TQ3001780419

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Summerson, J, The Life and Work of John Nash, (1980)
'Survey of London' in Trafalgar Square and neighbourhood The Parish of St Martin-in-the-Fields Part 3: Volume 20 , , Vol. 20, (1979)

National Grid Reference: TQ 30017 80419

Map

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