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The Collingwood Monument

The Collingwood Monument celebrates the life and achievements of Admiral Lord Collingwood. Born the son of a Newcastle merchant in 1748, Cuthbert Collingwood first went to sea in 1761 and rose swiftley through the naval ranks as first the American War of Independence and then the Napoleonic War pitched him into a number of victorious encounters. His connection with Lord Nelson began in the 1770's and it was as Nelson's second in command at the Battle of Trafalgar that Collingwood achieved his greatest notoriety, both of master of his ship the Royal Sovereign and by taking command of the battle on the death of Nelson. Following Trafalgar he was awarded a peerage but died at sea in 1810 and was later buried in St. Paul's Cathedral. His statue was sculpted by John Graham Lough and stands atop a pedestal designed by John Dobson. The position of the monument marked Collingwood's family connection with North Shields, allowed the statue to be seen from the sea and the river, and let the great man stare out to sea his hand resting on a rope wrapped bollard. The four cannon on the walls flanking the steps at its base came from his flagship and were added to the monument in 1849, four years after its original completion.

Description borrowed from the excellent northumbria.info - Your guide to visiting Northumbria.



April 2014





12th August 2012










August 2006

The Collingwood Monument

The Collingwood Monument

The Collingwood Monument

The Collingwood Monument

The Collingwood Monument

The Collingwood Monument

The Collingwood Monument


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2 comments:

Jorgelina said...

Birds looooove standing on Lord Collingwood's head, don't they? :D

The view from the monument is outstanding! Walking the fish quay and past the monument towards the Priory is one of my favourite walks.

Great photos!

ILuvNUFC said...

Thanks.
I reckon that the birds must love the view too. :)
I love that walk too but I hav'nt got the chance to get there for some time now. These photos were taken in 2006.