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Cathedral Square, Statue of William Iii

A Category A Listed Building in Glasgow, Glasgow

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.8618 / 55°51'42"N

Longitude: -4.2363 / 4°14'10"W

OS Eastings: 260135

OS Northings: 665443

OS Grid: NS601654

Mapcode National: GBR 0QL.BF

Mapcode Global: WH3P2.WXWM

Entry Name: Cathedral Square, Statue of William Iii

Listing Date: 6 July 1966

Category: A

Source: Historic Scotland

Source ID: 375515

Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB32660

Building Class: Cultural

Location: Glasgow

County: Glasgow

Town: Glasgow

Electoral Ward: Dennistoun

Traditional County: Lanarkshire

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Description

Presented 1735 by Governor Macrae of Madras. Equestrian bronze of William III (as Emperor Constantine) on tall granite plinth. The horse's tail was hung on a ball and socket joint to move in the wind. The sculptor is unknown but a similar equestrian bronze of 1734 now in Hull was the work of Peter Scheemakers.

Statement of Interest

Formerly sited near the Mercat Cross, Trongate.

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