Nelson's Column

Nelson's Column is a monument located in the center of Trafalgar Square, one of the most emblematic squares in London. It was built between 1840 and 1843. It is dedicated to Admiral Nelson who died during the Battle of Trafalgar against Napoleon's army.

The monument was designed by architect William Railton while sculpture od admiral is the work of Edward Hodges Baily.

The sculpture is located over a granite column of 46 meters in the center of the square. The column ends with a Corinthian capital and it was ornamented with bronze made from the British guns. On top of the column stands the statue of Admiral of 5.5 meters high.

The base of the column is decorated with lions and plaques with the four main victories for Nelson.

Source of description: planerGO

This object belongs to Trafalgar Square

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Neighbourhood Westminster (LONDON)
Price definition of price gratis
Geographical coordinates 51.5077400, -0.1279426
Address WC2N 5 City of London, Trafalgar Square
Construction dates 1840 - 1843

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