City of Westminster in Greater London, England, United Kingdom
Trafalgar Square is the centre for national rejoicing and assemblies and rallies of various causes. It is on the sit of former Royal Mews and stables dating back to the days of Edward I (1272-1307). The present square was laid out between 1840 and 1845 by Sir c Barry, architect of the Houses of Parliament, part of which, ‘Big Ben’, can be seen to the south.
The square commemorates the famous victory of Admiral Viscount Nelson at the battle of Trafalgar in 1805 during which he was killed. The Nelson Column, on top of which is a statue of the Admiral, is one of the London’s most famous landmarks. Around the base are four bronze panels depicting his naval victories at Cape St Vincent (1797), Copenhagen (1801), The Nile (1798) and Trafalgar (1805).
Secretary of State for National Heritage 8th March 1994.
This panel was updated in 2009 and was unveiled by Councillor Robert Davis DL
Deputy Leader of Westminster City Council in 2010
( right end of the panel )
The Jubilee Walkway, designed and administered
Follow the Jubilee Walkway by foot, using the circular walkway plates embedded in the ground around London. For leaflets and further information on walks in London telephone xxxx xxx xxxx. To hear this pane call and select 202. www.jubileewalkway.com
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Places.
Location. 51° 30.461′ N, 0° 7.671′ W. Marker is in City of Westminster, England, in Greater London. Marker is at the intersection of Cockspur Street and Whitehall, on the left when traveling east on Cockspur Street. Located in Trafalgar Square. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: City of Westminster, England WC2N 5DU, United Kingdom. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Nelson’s Column (a few steps from this marker); Major General Sir Henry Havelock (within shouting distance of this marker); Charles James Napier (within shouting distance of this marker); Imperial Standards of Length (within shouting distance of this marker); The Invisible Enemy Should Not ExistThe Trafalgar Way at Canada House (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); Canterbury Province New Zealand (about 150 meters away); Rugby Football Union (about 150 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in City of Westminster.
Also see . . . Trafalgar Square on Wikipedia. (Submitted on May 31, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
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