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Column of Victory

A Grade II Listed Building in Blenheim, Oxfordshire

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Latitude: 51.8499 / 51°50'59"N

Longitude: -1.3696 / 1°22'10"W

OS Eastings: 443521

OS Northings: 216997

OS Grid: SP435169

Mapcode National: GBR 7W9.VZV

Mapcode Global: VHCX6.6RTR

Entry Name: Column of Victory

Listing Date: 27 August 1957

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1368002

English Heritage Legacy ID: 252985

Location: Blenheim, West Oxfordshire, Oxfordshire, OX20

County: Oxfordshire

Civil Parish: Blenheim

Traditional County: Oxfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Oxfordshire

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Listing Text

2/3 Column of Victory
Column of Victory. Erected 1727-30 by Lord Herbert, later ninth Earl of
Pembroke, after design by Nicholas Hawksmoor; statue of Marlborough by Sir Henry
Cheere. Limestone ashlar. Fluted Doric column surmounted by lead statue of the
Duke of Marlborough, as Caesar, and Roman eagles. Commemorative inscription on
plinth written by Lord Bolingbroke. The column, which commemorates Marlborough's
victories, was suggested by Vanbrugh: the designs by Hawksmoor were chiefly
inspired by the pillar in Piazza Navona, Rome. The masons were Townesend and
(Buildings of England: Oxfordshire: p473; National Monuments Record; K. Downes,
Hawksmoor, 1959, pp207-10, 282; D. Green: Blenheim Palace, 1951, ppihi-2, 173-7;
Blenheim Park is included in the HBMC Register of Parks and Gardens at Grade I)

Listing NGR: SP4352116997

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

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