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Latitude: 51.2054 / 51°12'19"N
Longitude: -3.479 / 3°28'44"W
OS Eastings: 296773
OS Northings: 146166
OS Grid: SS967461
Mapcode National: GBR LJ.48H1
Mapcode Global: VH5JY.NY4V
Plus Code: 9C3R6G4C+4C
Entry Name: Statue of Queen Anne
Listing Date: 4 July 1952
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1207015
English Heritage Legacy ID: 391272
Location: Minehead, Somerset West and Taunton, Somerset, TA24
Civil Parish: Minehead
Built-Up Area: Minehead
Traditional County: Somerset
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset
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
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