NZ1759 : Column to Liberty, Gibside

taken 3 years ago, near to Rowlands Gill, Gateshead, Great Britain

Column to Liberty, Gibside
Column to Liberty, Gibside
Viewed along the Hollow Walk. The Column to British Liberty was begun in 1750 and completed in 1759. Commissioned by George Bowes and designed by James Paine, who took over from Daniel Garrett in 1753. The statue, a female figure 12ft high and originally gilt, was carved in a shed high above ground level by Christopher Richardson in 1756-7. The figure holds the staff of maintenance and cap of liberty, a proclamation of George Bowes’ political support of the Whig Party NZ1759 : Column to Liberty, Gibside (detail). The column is Roman Doric and at 140ft (43m) was, at the time, second only in height to the Monument to the Great Fire of London.

The monument is Grade I Listed (List Entry Number: 1025166) LinkExternal link

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Monday, 6 November, 2017   (more nearby)
Tuesday, 7 November, 2017
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Lowlands  Paths  Country estates  Woodland, Forest 
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OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 1794 5912 [10m precision]
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OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 1768 5883
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