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COLLINGWOOD MONUMENT

COLLINGWOOD MONUMENT
COLLINGWOOD MONUMENT

Monument celebrating the life of Vice-Admiral Cuthbert Collingwood, born in Newcastle in 1748. An able officer who served in the American War of Independence and Napoleonic Wars, Collingwood was Nelson's 2IC at the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805 and took command when Nelson was fatally wounded. His statue looks out across the mouth of the Tyne. Four cannon flanking the steps of the monument were taken from his flagship, HMS Royal Sovereign.

Location/Address: Pier Road, Tynemouth
County: Tyne and Wear
Post Code: NE30 4DD
Main Historic Period: Georgian
Tip/Nearby: Tynemouth Priory
Primary Management: Local Authority
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