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City of Westminster in Greater London County, England, United Kingdom
 

Nelsonís Column

 
 
Nelsonís Column image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, April 27, 2018
1. Nelsonís Column
Inscription. Click to hear the inscription.  
An 18 ft statue of Admiral Horatio Nelson stands atop the column. Four bronze relief sculptures, cast from captured French guns, are on the faces of the plinth. They depict Nelsonís major battles.

The Death of Nelson at Trafalgar, south face, is inscribed with his famous signal to the fleet:

England expects every man to do his duty.

 
Location. 51° 30.465′ N, 0° 7.674′ W. Marker is in City of Westminster, England, in Greater London County. Marker is at the intersection of Cockspur Street and Whitehall, on the left when traveling east on Cockspur Street. Touch for map. Located in Trafalgar Square. Marker is in this post office area: City of Westminster, England SW1A 2DR, United Kingdom.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Trafalgar Square (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
The Death of Nelson at Trafalgar image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, May 1, 2018
2. The Death of Nelson at Trafalgar
( south face )
(within shouting distance of this marker); The Invisible Enemy Should Not Exist (within shouting distance of this marker); The Trafalgar Way at Canada House (within shouting distance of this marker); Boys of St. Martinís School (about 150 meters away, measured in a direct line); Rugby Football Union (about 150 meters away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in City of Westminster.
 
Also see . . .
1. Nelsonís Column on Wikipedia. (Submitted on May 31, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
2. Horatio Nelson, 1st Viscount Nelson on Wikipedia. (Submitted on May 31, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
 
Categories. Notable Persons
 
The Battle of Cape St Vincent, 1787 image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, May 1, 2018
3. The Battle of Cape St Vincent, 1787
( west face )
The Battle of Copenhagen, 1801 image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, May 1, 2018
4. The Battle of Copenhagen, 1801
( east face )
The Battle of the Nile, 1798 image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, May 1, 2018
5. The Battle of the Nile, 1798
( north face )
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 31, 2018. This page originally submitted on May 31, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 48 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on May 31, 2018, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.
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