TG2308 : Statue of Horatio Nelson in the Upper Close

taken 6 months ago, near to Norwich, Norfolk, Great Britain

Statue of Horatio Nelson in the Upper Close
Statue of Horatio Nelson in the Upper Close
The life-size stone statue dates from 1847 and is Grade 2 listed. It was created by the sculptor Thomas Milnes and depicts a one-armed Vice-Admiral Horatio Nelson (1st Viscount Nelson, 1st Duke of Bronté, 29 Sept1758 – 21 Oct 1805) in an admiral's uniform with a cannon resting at his feet. The statue was erected in the Market Place in 1852 and moved to the Cathedral Close in 1856. Born in Norfolk, Nelson was a British flag officer in the Royal Navy and noted for his inspirational leadership, grasp of strategy, and unconventional tactics, which together resulted in a number of decisive British naval victories, particularly during the Napoleonic Wars. He was wounded several times in combat, losing the sight in one eye in Corsica and most of one arm in the unsuccessful attempt to conquer Santa Cruz de Tenerife. Nelson was shot and killed during his final victory at the Battle of Trafalgar near the port city of Cádiz in 1805.
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Date Taken
Friday, 25 May, 2018   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 27 May, 2018
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Historic sites and artefacts 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! TG 2339 0885 [10m precision]
WGS84: 52:37.8840N 1:17.9761E
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OSGB36: geotagged! TG 2338 0886
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South-southeast (about 157 degrees)
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