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List Entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.


List entry Number: 1207015



The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County: Somerset

District: West Somerset

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Minehead

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 04-Jul-1952

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 391272

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SS9646 WELLINGTON SQUARE 900-1/3/115 (South side) 04/07/52 Statue of Queen Anne


Statue of Queen Anne. 1719, by Francis Bird. Alabaster. The over-life-size standing figure of Queen Anne is in full court dress with regalia. Pedestal and canopy 1893, by H Dare Bryan. Marble and freestone. The statue stands on a cuboid marble plinth with a moulded cornice. Behind it is an ashlar wall approx 5m high, with a dentilled pediment and cornice over an inscription in Art Nouveau lettering with date. A half dome with a triglyph frieze and cornice over the statue is supported by 4 marble columns resting on a pierced balustrade to the front. HISTORY: Sir Joseph Bancks, MP for Minehead 1698-1713, commissioned Francis Bird in 1719 to make a statue of Queen Anne similar to that in St Paul's Cathedral. Originally placed in St Michael's Church, St Michael's Road (qv), it was moved to Wellington Square in 1893.

Listing NGR: SS9677346166

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National Grid Reference: SS 96773 46166


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