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Prince Consort National Memorial (Albert Memorial)

A Grade I Listed Building in City of Westminster, London

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Latitude: 51.5024 / 51°30'8"N

Longitude: -0.1777 / 0°10'39"W

OS Eastings: 526578

OS Northings: 179738

OS Grid: TQ265797

Mapcode National: GBR 4H.9L

Mapcode Global: VHGQY.VHXL

Plus Code: 9C3XGR2C+XW

Entry Name: Prince Consort National Memorial (Albert Memorial)

Listing Date: 14 January 1970

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1217741

English Heritage Legacy ID: 412963

ID on this website: 101217741

Location: Kensington Gardens, Knightsbridge, Westminster, London, SW7

County: London

District: City of Westminster

Electoral Ward/Division: Knightsbridge and Belgravia

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: City of Westminster

Traditional County: Middlesex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: Holy Trinity South Kensington

Church of England Diocese: London

Tagged with: Sculpture Gothic Revival

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14.1.70 Prince Consort
National Memorial
(Albert Memorial).
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

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