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Earl Grey Monument (1837-38)
Architect: Benjamin Green
Sculptor: Edward Hodges Baily
Location: Grey Street/Blackett Street, Newcastle. Materials: Portland Stone and Gritstone. Status: Listed Grade I.
The 134 ft coarse gritstone Roman Doric column, has the 13 ft Portland Stone statue of Earl Grey in robes standing on a pedestal, above a balcony reached by 164 steps within the column. The column was paid for by public subscription organised by a committee chaired by William Ord. The sculptor was also responsible for the figure of Lord Nelson on Nelson's Column in Trafalgar Square, London (1839-41).
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