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Queen Victoria Memorial

A Grade II* Listed Building in Lancaster, Lancashire

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Latitude: 54.0479 / 54°2'52"N

Longitude: -2.7977 / 2°47'51"W

OS Eastings: 347867

OS Northings: 461615

OS Grid: SD478616

Mapcode National: GBR 8PXM.3Q

Mapcode Global: WH847.0J16

Entry Name: Queen Victoria Memorial

Listing Date: 18 February 1970

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1290440

English Heritage Legacy ID: 383140

Location: Lancaster, Lancashire, LA1

County: Lancashire

District: Lancaster

Town: Lancaster

Electoral Ward/Division: Castle

Built-Up Area: Lancaster

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Lancashire

Church of England Parish: Lancaster St Mary with St John and St Anne

Church of England Diocese: Blackburn

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Listing Text


1685-1/7/109 Queen Victoria Memorial


Monument to Queen Victoria. 1906. Executed by Herbert Hampton
and presented by Lord Ashton. Portland stone ashlar with
bronze reliefs and statuary. The principal elements are a
large square plinth, surrounded by bas-relief panels, and a
tall pedestal on which stands a statue. The plinth, approx 7m
square and mounted on 2 steps, is hollow-sided with rounded
corners; its base is shaped as a seat with a hollowed
back-rest. Beneath a prominent cornice, its sides are filled
with large bas-reliefs portraying groups of eminent
Victorians, framed by bronze pilasters, and its corners are
occupied by exuberantly executed high-relief representations
of Wisdom, Truth, Liberty and Justice, each with a seated
woman surrounded by angels and putti. On top of the plinth,
seated lions at the corners guard a tall tapered pedestal, on
which stands the statue of the Queen, elderly but sternly
regal; she is bearing a mace and facing the Town Hall (qv) on
the south side of the Square. The south side of the pedestal
bears an inscription in bronze lettering - 'VICTORIA
1837-1901' - beneath a roundel carved with the Royal Arms, and
the north side has an inscription in similar lettering: 'GIVEN

Listing NGR: SD4786761615

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

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