The Constitution Arch was designed by Decimus Burton in 1825, but not erected until 1846. Originally placed in line with the gateway of Hyde Park towards Buckingham Palace, the arch was relocated to the top of Constitution Hill in 1883. The archway is popularly called the 'Wellington Arch', from the equestrian statue commemorating the Duke of Wellington, by Matthew Cotes Wyatt, which was placed on top of the arch in 1846. The statue was widely disliked; on the re-location of the arch, it was removed and sent to its present location in Aldershot, Hampshire in 1884. The bronze statue of Victory in a chariot ('The Quadriga'), by Adrian Jones, was placed on the arch in 1912.
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