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Wellington's Column known also as Waterloo Memorial stands in Liverpool, on William Brown Street, close to the St. George’s Hall and the World Museum Liverpool and Central Library.

The monument commemorates 1st Duke of Wellington, Arthur Wellesley, who won many battles in the Napoleonic Wars. The architect became George Anderson Lawton and it was constructed between 1874 and 1875. It is the exact replica of the Melville monument in Edinburgh. The column is 40 metres (132 feet) tall. The figure of Wellington is made of bronze said to be salvaged from French cannons captured at Waterloo. He faces south-east, towards the site of Waterloo. The statue stands on the fluted Doric column made of sandstone. The base of the monument is created by a sandstone plinth that contains sculptured reliefs including a list of all Duke’s famous Victories as well as a depiction of the grand charge at the battle of Waterloo.
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