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Latitude: 55.8515 / 55°51'5"N
Longitude: -4.2407 / 4°14'26"W
OS Eastings: 259824
OS Northings: 664303
OS Grid: NS598643
Mapcode National: GBR 0PQ.F4
Mapcode Global: WH3P8.T6T0
Plus Code: 9C7QVQ25+HP
Entry Name: Nelson Monument, Glasgow Green, Glasgow
Listing Name: Glasgow Green, Nelson Monument, Including Railings
Listing Date: 15 December 1970
Source: Historic Scotland
Source ID: 377882
Historic Scotland Designation Reference: LB33837
Building Class: Cultural
Electoral Ward: Calton
Traditional County: Lanarkshire
David Hamilton, 1806. Monument, said to be the first in the UK erected to commemorate Horatio (the Viscount) Nelson's victories (Battle of Trafalgar was in 1805). Giant (144' high) obelisk on square plinth and enclosed by cast-iron railings. Polished ashlar.
The monument was struck and damaged by lightning ( a long structural crack is evident) shortly after building - an event commemorated in a painting by John Knox (in People's Palace Museum). Tablet added to plinth 1965 to commemorate James Watt's pioneering work with steam power at Glasgow Green in 1765.
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