Statue

Duke of Wellington - Woolwich

Erection date: 16/6/2005

Inscription

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Wellington
Master General of the Ordnance
1818 to 1827.

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1st Duke of Wellington 1769 - 1852
Master General of The Ordnance, Royal Arsenal
1818 - 1827
This statue was relocated to the park to commemorate the 200th anniversary of the Royal Arsenal and the opening of the park by H.R.H. the Prince of Wales on 16th June 2005.

Originally erected, in 1848, at the Tower of London where the Board of Ordnance was in the Duke's time. Its location can be deduced from this image: in the courtyard, south of the Royal Chapel. The statue was moved to Woolwich Arsenal in 1863, and moved to this exact location (on a lawn above a car park) in 2005. It is badly worn and damaged. He originally held a sword and a roll of plans, but these have been lost along with his right hand and wrist.

Site: Duke of Wellington - Woolwich (1 memorial)

SE18, Arsenal Way, Wellington Park

Credit for this entry to: Alan Patient of www.plaquesoflondon.co.uk

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Duke of Wellington

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