SO8218 : Statue of Charles II

taken 3 years ago, near to Gloucester, Gloucestershire, Great Britain

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Statue of Charles II
Statue of Charles II
Until a few weeks ago I did not know this statue of Charles II existed in Gloucester, it's hidden away on St Mary's Square. It's odd for the city of Gloucester to have a statue of Charles II, during the Civil War the city supported Parliament and after the restoration the city paid the price for opposing the monarch when Charles II ordered the demolition of part of the city walls in 1662. Today the statue is in a poor condition due to erosion. The plaque on the pedestal reads:

"CHARLES II. This statue was carved in 1662 by Stephen Baldwyn and was set up in the Wheat Market in Southgate Street. It was removed in the middle of the eighteenth century and its whereabouts remained obscure until 1945 when it was rediscovered in pieces at Chex Hill. Re-erected in this position in 1960."
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 29 August, 2018   (more nearby)
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Thursday, 30 August, 2018
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Historic sites and artefacts 
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Charles II 
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SO 8294 1882 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:52.0616N 2:14.9504W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SO 8294 1882
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West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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