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Statue of Queen Anne

A Grade II* Listed Building in Minehead, Somerset

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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

Entry Name: Statue of Queen Anne

Listing Date: 4 July 1952

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1207015

English Heritage Legacy ID: 391272

Location: Minehead, Somerset West and Taunton, Somerset, TA24

County: Somerset

District: West Somerset

Civil Parish: Minehead

Built-Up Area: Minehead

Traditional County: Somerset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset

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Listing Text


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

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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