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Statue of William IV at East End of Central Walk

A Grade II Listed Building in Cheltenham, Gloucestershire

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Latitude: 51.8945 / 51°53'40"N

Longitude: -2.0793 / 2°4'45"W

OS Eastings: 394636

OS Northings: 221777

OS Grid: SO946217

Mapcode National: GBR 2MB.34B

Mapcode Global: VH947.XN30

Plus Code: 9C3VVWVC+R7

Entry Name: Statue of William IV at East End of Central Walk

Listing Date: 14 December 1983

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1103872

English Heritage Legacy ID: 475013

Location: Lansdown, Cheltenham, Gloucestershire, GL50

County: Gloucestershire

Electoral Ward/Division: Lansdown

Built-Up Area: Cheltenham

Traditional County: Gloucestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Gloucestershire

Church of England Parish: Leckhampton St Philip and St James

Church of England Diocese: Gloucester

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Statue of William IV at east end of Central Walk



Statue of William IV. 1833. Reputed to be by William M Gardner. Bath stone statue, painted. King shown in Robes of the Order of the Garter, with one hand on altar with crown. Plinth: stucco on brickwork. Inscription records, 'Erected at Imperial Nursery Gardens, the promenade 1833 by Public Subscription to Commemorate the Passing of the Reform Bill. Removed to Present site 1920'. Other, contemporary sources date the erection of the statue to 1831 and the donor as Thomas Henney. A rare statue of this monarch.

HISTORICAL NOTE: Montpellier Gardens were laid out by JB Papworth in 1825-6 for Pearson Thompson.

(Sampson A and Blake S: A Cheltenham Companion: Cheltenham: (1993), 120).

Listing NGR: SO9463621777

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