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Wellington Monument (London, UK)
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Dorcadion Team
N 51° 30.267 W 000° 09.162
30U E 697601 N 5709768
Quick Description: The depicted monument devoted to Arthur Wellesley, the 1st duke of Wellington, is composed from colossal bronze statue of Achilles on massive plinth from Dartmoor granite.
Location: London, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 10/8/2014 10:40:38 AM
Waymark Code: WMMMCA
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member Sir Lose-a-lot
Views: 8

Long Description:

The depicted monument devoted to Arthur Wellesley, the 1st duke of Wellington, is composed from colossal bronze statue of Achilles on massive plinth from Dartmoor granite.

The Wellington Monument unveiled in 1822, work of British sculptor Sir Richard Westmacott shows why Westmacott was so highly regarded. Monument consists of a bronze nude Achilles, with cloak draped over his arm, his armour beside him. He carries a leaf-shaped short sword, and holds aloft a shield. The whole effect is heroic, and the statue is nicely elevated on a pediment of plain Dartmoor granite blocks in two colours.

More information about the monument You can find in Wikipedia.

Ordnance Survey map reference (10 figure) if within DNP – If outside the Park, add N/A: N/A

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