Memorial: M4507

Memorial in Trafalgar Square, London commemorating Vice-Admiral Horatio Nelson d. 1805


Trafalgar Square, London, England


Description: Corinthian column with a statue of Nelson on the top, reliefs of his victories round the base.
Type: Column
Materials: Granite (Foggin Tor, Devon), Bronze
Date Erected: 1867
Artists: William Railton, E H Baily
Vessel: HMS Victory


Battle of Trafalgar,

Event Date


Event Category

1803-1815 Napoleonic War


Nelson, Horatio
Age: 47
Date of Death: 21/10/1805
Cause of Death: War casualty
Rank / Occupation: Vice Admiral
Organisation: Royal Navy


Notes: Reliefs: Nile by W.F. Woodington, Copenhagen by J. Ternough, St Vincent by M.L. Watson, Trafalgar by J.E. Carew. The bronze reliefs were made from captured cannon. The lions to designs by Landseer, were executed by Baron Marochetti and installed in 1867.

Bibliography: Arthur Byron 'London Statues: a guide to London's outdoor statues and sculpture' (London, 1981) p. 170; Richard Walker 'Nelson Portraits' (Portsmouth, 1998) p. 182, 190.