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Victoria Majority Monument

London 1819 - Osborne House 1901
Queen of Great-Britain, 1837-1901
(Wikipedia)
George Phillips Manners
1837

Bath /  Victoria Majority Monument   Bath /  Victoria Majority Monument

Description

Obelisk with at the east side a relief portrait of the young Victoria in a surrounding wreath, at the north side the royal coat of arms and south the royal coat of arms (probably of Prince Albert) in bronze.

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The obelisk stands on a triangular pedestal and plinth carrying three lions couchant.

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Royal Victoria Park was opened in 1830 by Princess Victoria who was aged 11 years. The obelisk was dedicated to het when she was 18 years old. The foundation stone was laid in 1837 and the monument was completed the following year when her Coronation took place.

Inscription(s)

Added later:
VICTORIA

(portrait)

HER MAJESTY QUEEN VICTORIA
and EMPRESS of INDIA
born may 1819 died januari 1901 age 81
and reigned 63 years
completed october 1837
in the first year of the reign of
QUEEN VICTORIA
vivat regina

(stone coat of arms of Queen Victoria)

HER MAJESTY QUEEN VICTORIA
married
to his royal highness
PRINCE ALBERT OF SAXE COBURG AND GOTHA
february 10 1840
the inhabitants and visitors of bath
to the
PRINCESS VICTORIA
on the attainment of her majority
24th may 1837.

(bronze coat of arms of Prince Albert)

prince consort albert the good
born 1819 died 1861 age 42.

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Location (N 51°23'9" - W 2°22'19")

Item Code: gbsw089; Photograph: 22 March 2019
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