L I V E R P O O L
MARITIME MERCANTILE CITY
WORLD HERITAGE SITE
SCULPTURES OF THE CULTURAL QUARTER

 

The Wellington Memorial
Arthur Wellesley, Duke of Wellington, general, statesman and Prime Minister, is commemorated here as the victorious leader of the British land forces in the Peninsular War. He led his final victory over Napoleon atWaterloo in 1815. Architect: A. Lawson Sculptor: G.A.Lawson
The statue, panels and swags are bronze, the column is in Darleydale stone. 1863
 
The small drinking fountain
Set into the base of the Wellington Memorial is one of nine surviving public drinking fountains paid for by Charles P. Melly. There were forty three placed strategically throughout the city, to provide fresh, clean drinking water for all people.
Aberdeen granite

 
Standard Measurement
Set into the pavement is the pre-metric (Imperial) 100 foot standard.
The old standard measurement plaque.
Verified by the Standards Department of the Board of Trade. These one foot, two foot and imperial yard measurement gauges are accurate at 62 Fahrenheit (16.6 Centigrade). Located in a wall at the base of the Wellington Memorial.

 
The Steble fountain
was presented to the city by Lieutenant Colonel R.F. Steble. The sea gods Neptune, Amphitrite, Acis and Galatea are seated on a cross in the shallow basin. There are other versions of this fountain in Bordeaux, Boston (USA), Geneva and Lyons. Designer Paul Lienard.
Cast iron with bronze fittings 1879
 

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