TG5205 : The Norfolk Naval Pillar or Nelson Memorial

taken 12 years ago, near to South Denes, Norfolk, Great Britain

The Norfolk Naval Pillar or Nelson Memorial
The Norfolk Naval Pillar or Nelson Memorial
Opened in 1819, ten years after Dublin, and built by a grateful county the Norfolk naval Pillar would have rivalled the later pillar in Trafalgar Square had extra cost of piling the foundations in the soft sand not led to a reduction in height. The column is surmounted by Britannia who looks off to the west-northwest in the direct of Nelson's birthplace at Burnham Thorpe. The column stands as a seamark and was to have been topped by a galley but Yarmouth Borough Council paid for the statue which has more emblematic symbols of the masonic grace Hope than Britannia, but then Nelson was known as Europe's Hope. Once she stood in the centre of an open links which was used as a racecourse for a few days each year. Today it is an area of empty factories and small workshops and offices.
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TG5205, 79 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 11 January, 2006   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 9 May, 2006
Category
Memorial > Memorial   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TG 529 054 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:35.2866N 1:43.9992E
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TG 529 054
View Direction
EAST (about 90 degrees)
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