Catalogue description Duke of York Memorial, Waterloo Place, Westminster

Details of Subseries within WORK 20
Reference: Subseries within WORK 20
Title: Duke of York Memorial, Waterloo Place, Westminster

Files relating to the memorial to Frederick, Duke of York

Date: 1827-1971
Held by: The National Archives, Kew
Legal status: Public Record(s)
Administrative / biographical background:

The project for a memorial to the Duke of York was organised by a committee established in 1821, which obtained designs and raised funds by subscription. The memorial (a column designed by Benjamin Wyatt, topped by a bronze statue by Richard Westmacott) was erected in 1831-34. Responsibility for the monument's upkeep was disputed from the mid-1860s until 1887, when the Office of Works finally agreed to take control.

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