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The Westminster Column - Westminster (London, UK)
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Dorcadion Team
N 51° 29.966 W 000° 07.749
30U E 699257 N 5709274
Quick Description: The Westminster Column (exact name: Westminster Scholars War Memorial) is a memorial to FitzRoy Somerset, 1st Baron Raglan and other ex-pupils of adjacent Westminster School who died in the Crimean War (1853-1856) and the Indian Mutiny (1857-1858).
Location: London, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 10/10/2014 2:38:13 AM
Waymark Code: WMMMKZ
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member lumbricus
Views: 17

Long Description:

The Westminster Column (exact name: Westminster Scholars War Memorial) is a memorial to FitzRoy Somerset, 1st Baron Raglan and other ex-pupils of adjacent Westminster School who died in the Crimean War (1853-1856) and the Indian Mutiny (1857-1858).

The column located in the middle of the Westminster' Broad Sanctuary, erected in 1861, is work of architect Sir George Gilbert Scott and sculptor John Birnie Philip. The top of almost 19 m high granite (Peterhead) Corinthian column is decorated by statues of St. George with dragon, King Edward the Confessor, King Henry III, Queen Elizabeth I and Queen Victoria. The limestone (Portland) column's base, 4 m high, is decorated by lions statues.

Documentation (website): [Web Link]

Type of Column: Corinthian

Location: Broad Sanctuary, Westminster, London

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