City of Westminster in Greater London, England, United Kingdom
The qvadrica svrmovnting this arch was presented to the nation as a mark of deepest loyalty and respect to his late revered Majesty Edward VII by Herbert First Baron Michelham of Hellingly KCVO.
Topics. This memorial is listed in this topic list: Government & Politics.
Location. 51° 30.152′ N, 0° 9.046′ W. Marker is in City of Westminster, England, in Greater London. Memorial is at the intersection of Grosvenor Place and Constitution Hill, on the right when traveling north on Grosvenor Place. Located in Green Park. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: City of Westminster, England W1J 7JZ, United Kingdom. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Australian War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); New Zealand War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Machine Gun Corps Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Royal Artillery Memorial (about 90 meters away, measured in a direct line); The Memorial Gates (about 120 meters away); The Queen’s Meadow (about Bomber Command Memorial (about 150 meters away); a different marker also named The Bomber Command Memorial (about 150 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in City of Westminster.
More about this marker. The arch was built between 1826 and 1830. In 1882–1883 the arch was moved a few yards south east to Hyde Park Corner to enable road widening.
Regarding Wellington Arch. A quadriga (Latin quadri-, four, and iugum, yoke) is a chariot drawn by four horses abreast (the Roman Empire's equivalent of Ancient Greek tethrippon). It was raced in the Ancient Olympic Games and other contests. The sculpture depicts Nike, the winged goddess of victory, descending on the chariot of war, holding the classical symbol of victory and honour, a laurel wreath. It is the largest bronze sculpture in Europe.
Also see . . . Wellington Arch on Wikipedia. (Submitted on June 2, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
Credits. This page was last revised on January 27, 2022. It was originally submitted on June 2, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 165 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on June 2, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.