Waterloo Place


Waterloo Place runs off Pall Mall with steps down to The Mall    
Duke of York Monument       [Photo: Kathy Sprys June 24, 2006]

The one on the top of the tall Tuscan pillar - instinctively one wants Nelson’s Column to be the only such thing in London - is the Duke of York, by Richard Westmacott. It was erected by public subscription at a cost of 26,000 pounds. The plain column of Aberdeen granite is 120 ft high, was designed by B. Wyatt and put up in the 1830s. The height of the pillar came in for much disparaging comment, and was the subject of a poem in the New Monthly Magazine which included the lines: "Thou pillar, longitudinally great, // And also perpendicularly straight".

                                                     .....and from across St James's Park

York, Frederick Augustus, Duke Of York

Second son of George III. He was an unsuccessful commander in the Netherlands 1793–99 and British commander-in-chief 1798–1809. He was made a duke in 1784.

The nursery rhyme about the ‘grand old duke of York’ who marched his troops up the hill and down again commemorates him, as does the Duke of York's column in Waterloo Place, London.



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