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"DUKE OF YORK STATUE" The Mall Tip by alyf1961

The Mall, London: 31 reviews and 53 photos

by alyf1961

The Duke of York statue and column is situated just off the mall.
It was erected in 1834. Created by Sir Richard Westmacott. It is a pink granite statue and stands at the top of the Duke of York’s steps. The column is 123.5 ft high. The statue is dedicated to Prince Fredrick, Duke of York, who was the second son of King George the third. He was commander in chief of the British forces during the French revolutionary wars. When he died in 1827, the entire British army had to forgo a days wage to pay for the statue.

Address: THE MALL
Directions: Nearest Tube, Charing Cross. Between Buckingham Palace & Admiralty Arch .

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  • Written Nov 30, 2008
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