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List of monuments to Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington

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Wellington Monument may refer to any one of the monuments to Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington, (1769 – 1852), a leading British political and military figure of the 19th century, particularly noted for his defeat of Napoleon in the Battle of Waterloo (1815).

This is a list of the monuments erected to him (in rough chronological order):

  • A monumental column and statue in his birthplace in Trim, County Meath, Ireland. (1817)
  • Wellington Monument, London, on Park Lane, London; a colossal bronze statue of Achilles by Richard Westmacott (1822)
  • Wellington Arch on Hyde Park Corner, London, built to a design by Decimus Burton (1825–1827)
  • Equestrian statue of the Duke of Wellington, City of London by Francis Leggatt Chantrey (1844)
  • Wellington Monument, Old Woodhall Road,  Woodhall Spa, Lincolnshire, a column with bust on top. (1844)
  • Equestrian statue of the Duke of Wellington, Glasgow by Carlo Marochetti (1844)
  • Equestrian statue of the Duke of Wellington, Aldershot , originally at Hyde Park Corner, by Matthew Cotes Wyatt (1846)
  • A statue of Wellington by the sculptor Thomas Milnes at Woolwich Arsenal, which now stands in Wellington Park (1848)
  • Equestrian statue of the Duke of Wellington, East End of Princes Street, Edinburgh. by Sir John Steell (1848–52)
  • Wellington Monument, Somerset, in the Blackdown Hills (Commenced 1817, completed in 1854)
  • This monument overlooks the town of Wellington, from which Wellington's title was taken.

  • A statue of Wellington by the sculptor Carlo Marochetti in Leeds, England, which now stands in Woodhouse Moor park (1855).
  • A statue in Piccadilly Gardens, Manchester by Matthew Noble. (1855/6)
  • A monument in the Great Hall of the Guildhall, London by John Bell (1856)
  • Duke of Wellington Statue, The Bulwark, Brecon, Wales, by John Evan Thomas, (1858)
  • Wellington Monument, Dublin, by Robert Smirke. The memorial in the Phoenix park is the tallest obelisk in Europe . (Commenced 1817, completed 1861)
  • Duke of Wellington Commemorative Column, outside Stratfield Saye House, Hampshire, a column with statue on top, by Carlo Marochetti (1863)
  • Wellington's Column in Liverpool by Mr George and Andrew Lawson (1865)
  • Wellington Monument, Baslow,Edge Derbyshire. A stone cross(1866)
  • Equestrian statue of the Duke of Wellington, Hyde Park Corner, London by Joseph Boehm (1888)
  • A monument in St Paul's Cathedral, London, where he is buried. By Alfred Stevens , (completed 1912)
  • The Duke's horse, Copenhagen, has a monument over his grave at Stratfield Saye House, Hampshire.

    Other legacy

  • Wellington, New Zealand
  • Wellington, Ontario
  • Wellington County, Ontario
  • Fort Wellington, in Prescott, Ontario
  • Wellington—Halton Hills, a Canadian electoral district
  • Wellington, Prince Edward Island
  • Wellington Parish, New Brunswick
  • Wellington, Nova Scotia
  • Wellington Street (various)
  • Wellesley Street in Toronto, Ontario
  • References

    List of monuments to Arthur Wellesley, 1st Duke of Wellington Wikipedia


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