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Duke Of York Column, London

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The Duke of York Column is a monument in London, England, to Prince Frederick, Duke of York, the second eldest son of King George III. The designer was Benjamin Dean Wyatt. It is sited where Regent Street meets The Mall, a purposefully wide endpoint of Regent Street known as Waterloo Place and Gardens, in between the two terraces of Carlton House Terrace and their tree-lined squares. The three very wide flights of steps down to The Mall adjoining are known as the Duke of York Steps. The column was completed in December 1832 and the statue of the Duke of York, by Sir Richard Westmacott, was raised on 10 April 1834.
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  • Everyone knows about Nelson's column, but here, only a short walk away, is the monument to the Duke of York, standing on top of the steps which lead from St James's Park to Waterloo Place and up to...  more »
  • Superb column and a significant height which stands majestically over Waterloo Place. Great for photos.  more »
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  • The monument of the Duke of York is a spectacular piece of British history and it was built to commemorate the life of Prince Frederick the Duke of York, who was the second eldest son of King George the third. The column itself was completed in December 1832, but the statue of the Duke of York was raised on 10 April 1834. Prince Frederick the Duke of York, died on 5 January 1827, and his beautiful monument is standing tall right across St James's park nearby Buckingham palace.
  • This monument stands in tribute to Prince Frederick, Duke of York, the second eldest son of King George III. His main legacy was his role as commander-in-chief of the British Army during the French Revolutionary Wars and leading the reform of the army into the then more modernised force. The statue is greatly larger than life at 4.11m tall is made of bronze and features the prince dressed in the robes of the Knights of the Garter, The statue sits atop a 42m (so kind of hard to miss, especially on The Mall) plinth, made of grey granite from Aberdeen in Scotland. The statue is so high up that unless it's a clear day (can be rare in UK), it's really hard to see the statue clearly.

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