SO8218 : Statue of Charles II

taken 3 years ago, near to Gloucester, Gloucestershire, Great Britain

This is 1 of 3 images, with title Statue of Charles II in this square
Statue of Charles II
Statue of Charles II
Until a few weeks ago I did not know this statue of Charles II existed in Gloucester, it's hidden away on St Mary's Square. It's odd for the city of Gloucester to have a statue of Charles II, during the Civil War the city supported Parliament and after the restoration the city paid the price for opposing the monarch when Charles II ordered the demolition of part of the city walls in 1662. Today the statue is in a poor condition due to erosion. The plaque on the pedestal reads:

"CHARLES II. This statue was carved in 1662 by Stephen Baldwyn and was set up in the Wheat Market in Southgate Street. It was removed in the middle of the eighteenth century and its whereabouts remained obscure until 1945 when it was rediscovered in pieces at Chex Hill. Re-erected in this position in 1960."
Creative Commons Licence [Some Rights Reserved]   © Copyright Philip Halling and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence.
1:50,000 Modern Day Landranger(TM) Map © Crown Copyright
1:50,000 Modern Day Landranger(TM) Map © Crown Copyright
TIP: Click the map for Large scale mapping
Change to interactive Map >
Grid Square
SO8218, 1191 images   (more nearby search)
  (find more nearby)
Date Taken
Wednesday, 29 August, 2018   (more nearby)
Thursday, 30 August, 2018
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts 
Statue (from Tags)
Charles II 
Primary Subject of Photo
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SO 8294 1882 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:52.0616N 2:14.9504W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SO 8295 1882
View Direction
West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
Looking for a postcode? Try this pageExternal link
Clickable map

Other Tags

Click a tag, to view other nearby images.

Image Type (about): close look 
This page has been viewed about 25 times.
View this location: KML (Google Earth) · Google MapsExternal link · Bing MapsExternal link · Geograph Coverage Map · geotagged! More Links for this image
W Go E
thumbs up icon
You are not logged in login | register