TQ2980 : Crimean War Memorial

taken 1 month ago, near to Westminster, Great Britain

Crimean War Memorial
Crimean War Memorial
The Guards' Crimean War Memorial, which commemorates the more than 2000 guards who died during the Crimean War of 1854-1856. The monument was designed by John Bell and installed here in 1860. It consists of a plinth topped with an allegorical statue of Honour. In front of the plinth stand guardsmen that were cast from melted down canons captured from the Russians. LinkExternal link
War Memorials
War memorials were mainly constructed after WWI to commemorate the troops who gave their lives in the war. Many were then updated after WWII. Some war memorials date back to the Boer War. Almost every town and village in Britain has a War Memorial. They take many forms the commonest being an obelisk, a cross or statue of a soldier. Some commemorate the inhabitants of a place, some are for schools and others are for companies or Military groupings.
Many memorials are grade II listed, 61 are II* listed, LinkExternal link*_listed_war_memorials_in_England
& 12 are Grade I listed. LinkExternal link
A search for memorials can be carried out at LinkExternal link
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 13 September, 2017   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 13 September, 2017
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  City, Town centre 
Place (from Tags)
London 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 29743 80304 [1m precision]
WGS84: 51:30.4069N 0:7.9166W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TQ 29720 80290
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East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
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