SY6779 : King George III Statue, Weymouth

near to Weymouth, Dorset, Great Britain

King George III Statue, Weymouth
King George III Statue, Weymouth
Unveiled by the citizens of Weymouth & Melcombe Regis in 1810 to mark the 50th year of the reign of King George III, who had put the resort 'on the map' after his visits here between 1789 and 1805. The King believed that bathing in the waters was healthy thus making Weymouth a fashionable holiday destination.

The statue was presented to the Borough and erected on the site and a foundation stone was laid at the entrance to Weymouth’s main streets, St Thomas Street and St Mary Street. However this had become weathered in recent years and a small replacement stone plaque was placed at the base of the statue. It does however contain the wording of the original inscription LinkExternal link
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2012
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Monday, 28 May, 2012   (more nearby)
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Monday, 28 May, 2012
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Coastal  City, Town centre 
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Weymouth 
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OSGB36: geotagged! SY 67987 79224 [1m precision]
WGS84: 50:36.7106N 2:27.2284W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SY 68042 79178
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