Queen Victoria Statue - Newcastle

Statue Newcastle City Centre Tyne And Wear

Queen Victoria Statue - Newcastle

Statue In Newcastle City Centre, Tyne And Wear

A statue of Queen Victoria in St Nicholas' Square to commemorate 500 years of Shrievalty.

Outside of the magnificent Newcastle Cathedral (formally the Cathedral Church of St Nicholas) you will find a very extravagant bronze statue of Queen Victoria.

However it isn't in homage to Queen Vic, it's was actually to commemorate 500 years of Shrievalty (the jurisdiction of a sheriff) of Newcastle.

The statue was a gift to Newcastle by a local lad called Sir William Haswell Stephenson who was mayor of the city for an amazing seven times. He commissioned the sculptor Sir Alfred Gilbert to create it and was finally unveiled on the 24th of April 1903, two years after her death.

Sir Alfred may have based this statue on a similar creation of the queen to mark her Golden Jubilee in May 1887 and is based in Winchester Castle. That statue doesn't have the extravagant embellishments as you see here, which may have been added to fit in with the architecture of the nearby cathedral.

There are two inscriptions on the pedestal reading Victoria RI 1837 -1901 and Thine is the Greatness and the Power and the Glory and the Victory and the Majesty. (Along with a creepy face).

There is another Queen Victoria statue in Tynemouth by a sculptor also called Alfred (Turner).

Where Is Queen Victoria Statue - Newcastle

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The statue is located right outside Newcastle Cathedral in St Nicholas' Square.

Where To Park?

Plenty of city centre parking throughout Newcastle.

Simon Hawkins

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Thanks for checking out this place on the Fabulous North! I do enjoy a wander out in to the countryside trying to find hidden gems that not many people know about. You can't beat a rogue Pele tower up a remote hill or a mysterious stone circle or a stunning waterfall secluded in a forest.

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