Grey's Monument

Local nameGrey's Monument
LocationNewcastle upon Tyne, UK

Grey's Monument is a Grade I listed monument to Charles Grey, 2nd Earl Grey built in 1838 in the centre of Newcastle upon Tyne, England. It was erected to acclaim Earl Grey for the passing of the Great Reform Act of 1832 and stands at the head of Grey Street. It consists of a statue of Lord Grey standing atop a 130-foot-high column. The column was designed by local architects John and Benjamin Green, and the statue was created by the sculptor Edward Hodges Baily. It was paid for by public subscription.In July 1941, during World War II, the head of the statue was knocked off by a bolt of lightning. In 1947, sculptor Roger Hedley created a new head based on the preserved fragments of the original.The monument lends its name to Monument Metro station, a station on the Tyne and Wear Metro located directly underneath, and to the Monument Mall Shopping Centre. The surrounding area is simply known as Monument.

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Wikipedia https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grey's_Monument

Address 29 Blackett Street, Newcastle Upon Tyne NE1 7AN, United Kingdom

Coordinates 54°58'25.714" N -1°36'47.398" E

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