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30 June 2010

1828 – Wolfe and Montcalm Obelisk, Quebec

Architect: John Phillips The Wolfe-Montcalm Monument is an obelisk more than 20 m in height. It was unveiled in 1828 in memory of the generals on both sides who died during the famous...

24 June 2010

1863 – National Albert Memorial, Kensington, London

Architect: George Gilbert Scott Selected design as published in The Builder, May 23 1863. When Prince Albert died on 14 December 1861, the initiative was taken by the Lord Mayor of London, William...

09 June 2010

1905 – Sheehan Memorial, Burgh Quay, Dublin

Architect: W.P. O’Neill A memorial to a member of the Dublin Metropolitan Police who died near here while on duty. Just around the corner was the headquarters of the DMP. Incorporated a fountain....

30 May 2010

1884 – Cavendish Memorial Tower, Bolton Abbey, Yorkshire

Architect: Thomas Worthington Designed to be erected on the South Nab near Bolton Abbey. Elevation of Tower including ground plan published in The Architect, August 19th 1884.

12 April 2010

1887 – The Wouldhave Memorial, South Shields, Northumberland

Architect: J.H. Morton The 18th-century boat-builder William Wouldhave is commemorated by the Wouldhave Memorial, at Pier Head, South Shields for his part in the invention of the self-righting lifeboat. Published in The Building...

28 January 2010

1870 – Hamilton Monument, Skerries, Co. Dublin

A small little obelisk commemorating a local landowner. This simple monument would benefit from some landscaping – perhaps a larger traffic island to allow people to approach it.

26 January 2010

1905 – The Queen Victoria Memorial, Kolkata, India

Architect: Sir William Emerson A memorial of Queen Victoria, designed by Sir William Emerson in an architectural style similar to Belfast City Hall. Earlier asked to design the building in the Italian Renaissance...

06 January 2010

1860 – de Vesci Memorial, Abbeyleix, Co. Laois

Architect: J.S. Butler A robust and rustic obelisk in the middle of the market square dedicated to the 2nd Viscount de Vesci.

14 December 2009

1888 – Cardinal MacCabe Memorial, Glasnevin, Dublin

Architect: G.C. Ashlin Designed by George Coppinger Ashlin to upstage the recently completed church by J.J. McCarthy who was his main rival for Irish church commissions. The effigy of the cardinal is by...