HER(5188): Newcastle, Earl Grey Monument

  • Description

    "The 134ft coarse gritstone Roman Doric column was originally designed by Benjamin Green to be 150ft high. The heroic size Portland stone statue of Earl Grey, sculptured by Edward Hodges Bailey, is 13ft high and stands on a pedestal above a balcony reached by 164 steps within the column. The column was built by Joseph Welsh. The foundation stone was laid in September 1837 and the statue placed in position in August 1838. The foundation stone has within it a chamber containing a glass bottle...."
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  • Further information

    Link: http://www.twsitelines.info/smr/5188
    Resource type: Text/Website
    Added by: Simon Cotterill
    Last modified: 7 years, 3 months ago
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