TA1029 : The Wiberforce Monument, Kingston Upon Hull

taken 1 year ago, near to Kingston Upon Hull, Great Britain

The Wiberforce Monument, Kingston Upon Hull
The Wiberforce Monument, Kingston Upon Hull
English politician William Wilberforce (1759 1833) was a native of Kingston upon Hull. He is most famous as a leader of the movement to stop the slave trade; a campaign which led to the Slavery Abolition Act 1833 LinkExternal link , which abolished slavery in most of the British Empire.

This commemorative column was erected in 1834 and stands approximately 110 feet tall. It originally stood in Queen Victoria Square. It was moved to its present location at the East end of Queen's Gardens, in 1935. Hull College can be seen behind the monument.

The Wilberforce Monument is a Grade II listed building (List entry Number: 1283041 LinkExternal link Historic England).
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Date Taken
Monday, 3 July, 2017   (more nearby)
Tuesday, 11 July, 2017
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  City, Town centre  People, Events 
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WGS84: 53:44.7572N 0:19.9904W
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Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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Hull City Centre  Memorial  Monument  Column  William Wilberforce  Historic England  English Heritage  Listed Building  Grade II 

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