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Queen Elizabeth I - St Dunstan - London, Great Britain.
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member veritas vita
N 51° 30.846 W 000° 06.609
30U E 700511 N 5710956
Quick Description: Queen Elizabeth's statue stands in a alcove over the entrance to St Dunstan-in-the-West Church. The statue was moved here from Ludgate in 1760.
Location: South Wales, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 1/21/2013 1:10:30 AM
Waymark Code: WMG6PT
Published By: Groundspeak Charter Member BruceS
Views: 3

Long Description:
The life-size statue, carved from stone, shows Queen Elizabeth in her robes. She is holding a sceptre and orb and has a crown on her head.

An carved stone plaque, beneath the statue and above the doorway, reads:
"This statue of Queen Elizabeth formerly stood on the west side of Ludgate. That gate being taken down in 1760 to open the street was given by the City to Sir Francis Gosling Knt. Alderman of this ward who caused it to be placed here."

At the base of the statue, just beneath Elizabeth's feet is carved a year that appears to be '1586'.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

"Above the entrance to the old parochial school in 1766, is a statue of Queen Elizabeth I, taken from the old Ludgate, which was demolished at that time. This statue dating from 1586 and is contemporary with its subject and thought to be the oldest outdoor statue in London" Text Source: (visit link)
Original Location: N 51° 30.848 W 000° 06.231

How it was moved: Wheels / Dolly / Truck

Type of move: Inside City

Building Status: Public

Related Website: [Web Link]

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