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Nelsons Monument

A Grade I Listed Building in Great Yarmouth, Norfolk

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Latitude: 52.5884 / 52°35'18"N

Longitude: 1.7336 / 1°44'1"E

OS Eastings: 652999

OS Northings: 305508

OS Grid: TG529055

Mapcode National: GBR YR8.M52

Mapcode Global: WHNW5.L6RG

Plus Code: 9F43HPQM+9F

Entry Name: Nelsons Monument

Listing Date: 27 June 1953

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1246057

English Heritage Legacy ID: 468565

Location: Great Yarmouth, Norfolk, NR30

County: Norfolk

District: Great Yarmouth

Town: Great Yarmouth

Electoral Ward/Division: Nelson

Built-Up Area: Great Yarmouth

Traditional County: Norfolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Norfolk

Church of England Parish: Great Yarmouth

Church of England Diocese: Norwich

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Listing Text


839-1/7/121 Nelson's Monument


Also known as: Norfolk Pillar MONUMENT ROAD.
Monument. 1817-19. By William Wilkins. The first monument in
England to Admiral Lord Nelson (Nelson's Column in Trafalgar
Square was 1840-43 but the column in Dublin was of 1808). The
monument consists of a fluted Greek Doric column on a square
pedestal standing on a raised plinth. The pedestal has one
recessed niche in each face and a frieze of laurel wreaths. In
the cornice is a plaque to each face inscribed with the name
of a naval engagement. An inscription records Wilkins as the
architect and various other dignitaries: John Walker, master
mason; Francis Braidwood, contractor; Archibald Swinton,
foreman. The plinth is of stone and has several recesses and
projections. The column is surmounted by a figure of Britannia
in fibreglass standing on a disc supported by Caryatid
figures. The figures were of Coade stone when built, replaced
in concrete in 1896 and finally in fibreglass during the
restoration of 1982-4.

Listing NGR: TG5299905508

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

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