Royal Pavilion

Photo:George IV statue

George IV statue

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George IV statue erected in 1828

Reproduced with permission from the Encyclopaedia of Brighton by Tim Carder, 1990

Please note that this text is an extract from a reference work written in 1990.  As a result, some of the content may not reflect recent research, changes and events.

l) GEORGE IV STATUE, Church Street : Now standing to the east of the North Gate, this nine-foot bronze figure on a ten-foot granite pedestal was designed by Sir Francis Chantrey and was originally unveiled in the Steine on 9 October 1828 after a public subscription had raised 3,000 guineas. The listed statue was moved to its present position on 14 March 1922 to allow for the erection of Brighton's War Memorial .

Any numerical cross-references in the text above refer to resources in the Sources and Bibliography section of the Encyclopaedia of Brighton by Tim Carder.

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