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ADAM SMITH, statue

Bronze sculpture, by Alexander Stoddart, of the Scottish economist and philosopher Adam Smith (1723-1790), who is probably best known as the author of 'Wealth of Nations'. The statue was unveiled in 2008.

The post code is for St Giles' Cathedral.

Outside St Giles' Cathedral
The Royal Mile
Edinburgh
Lothian
EH1 1RE
Modern
St Giles' Cathedral
Local Authority
ANGEL of the NORTH

Antony Gormley's iconic steel sculpture near the A1 south of Gateshead. It weighs 200 tonnes, is 20 metres high and has a wingspan of 54 metres.

Durham Road
Low Eighton
Gateshead
Tyne & Wear
NE9 6AA
Modern
Angel of the North, steel statue and daffodil
Access from the A167.
Local Authority
ANOTHER PLACE

Art installation by the sculptor Antony Gormley. 100 cast-iron, life-size figures spread out along the foreshore and out to sea.

Mariners Road
Crosby Beach
Crosby
Merseyside
LE23 6SX
Modern
Local Authority
BILLY FURY statue

Memorial statue by Tom Murphy to Billy Fury, born Ronald Wycherley in 1940, died 1983, and one of the top pop stars of the early 1960s. The statue was unveiled in 2003 and is close to the Piermaster's House - address approximate.

Albert Parade
Albert Dock
Liverpool
Merseyside
L3 4BB
Modern
Website for the Billy Fury fan club
Tate Liverpool, Maritime Museum, Beatles Experience
Local Authority
EDWARD I STATUE, Burgh by Sands

Dramatic statue of Edward I, unveiled in 2007 to mark the 700th anniversary of the King's death on nearby Solway Plain.  There is a monument on the alleged site of his death, about 1.25 miles north of the village.

Adjacent to the Greyhound Inn
Burgh by Sands
Cumbria
CA5 6AN
Modern
Memorial to Edward I
Hadrian's Wall ran through the village. Visit St Michael's church.
Local Authority
ELEVEN O ONE

9 foot high steel statue by Ray Lonsdale depicting a British soldier immediately after hearing the news of the Armistice at 11 o'clock on 11th November 1918.  Also known as 'Tommy', the nickname for British troops everywhere since the 18th century, the town of Seaham raised the necessary money to keep him.

Terrace Green
Seaham
Co Durham
SR7 7EZ
Modern
Eleven O One
Local Authority
FLATFORD

Flatford Mill and the area around it inspired the artist John Constable.  The National Trust has a small exhibition nearby and there are waymarked walks which take in the places Constable knew, and painted.  Guided tours are also available.  Or you can hire a boat on the river Stour.

There is no public access to Flatford Mill or Willy Lott's House (pictured).

East Bergholt
Suffolk
CO7 6UL
Georgian
A bit about Constable Country
Colchester
National Trust
FREDDIE GILROY and the BELSEN STRAGGLERS

Huge steel sculpture by Ray Lonsdale of a former miner who, as a young man, was one of the first Allied troops to enter Bergen-Belsen Concentration Camp.

North Bay, Scarborough
North Yorkshire
Y012 6PF
Modern
Freddie Gilroy and the Belsen Stragglers
This attraction does not have a post code - just get close to it and head for the sea.
Local Authority
GUILDHALL ART GALLERY

The Guildhall Art Gallery was established in 1885 as a place to display the City of London's extensive collection, but was destroyed during the Blitz in 1941. It was rebuilt in 1999 and displays about 250 works at any one time, on a rotating basis. There is a great deal of Victorian and, as to be expected, London-themed, work. There is also a small, but very interesting, museum - and the Art Gallery additionally houses London's Roman Amphitheatre.

off Gresham Street
London
EC2V 5AE
Victorian
Art and the amphitheatre
City of London website page
Bank of England, Museum of London
Local Authority
KELVINGROVE ART GALLERY & MUSEUM

Eclectic collection of 8,000 objects on display, covering natural history, ancient Egypt, arms and armour, Scottish history and artwork. As well as world-class paintings by Dutch masters and French impressionists, the art collection includes 'the Glasgow Boys' and Salvador Dali's Christ of St John of the Cross.

Argyle Street
Glasgow
G3 8AG
All
Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum
Local Authority