George Canning

The statue to Prime Minister George Canning.

Location: Parliament Square, Westminster

Description: This 3.56 metres bronze sculpture depicts the British Prime Minister larger than life size with the brief inscription 'George Canning'.

George Canning is famous for being the shortest serving Prime Minister in British history, surviving 118 days before

It was originally over near St Margaret's, Westminster, overlooking Old Palace Yard, and it was unveiled there on the 2nd May 1832, five years after his untimely death in office aged 57 in August 1827.

The statue was moved to Parliament Square in 1867, becoming the first statue in the new square as it was laid out. It is a Grade II listed monument and sits in an area called Canning Green.

Themes: SculptureSculpture Theme
George Canning

The statue to Prime Minister George Canning.

Ranking This Month: 1696/2992

Pages Hit This Month: 29

Your Comments:

Your email will ONLY be used once, to confirm the publication of your comments. We value your contribution and privacy.

Anti-spam Security: Please enter this code: CAPTCHA

Other places nearby:

The Elfin Oak», 228km

Statue of Gandhi», 1.6km

Nature's Throne», 5.5km

Charles I Unburied», 0.4km

Plimsoll and Whitehall Garden», 0.3km

Wellcome to Bleigiessen», 1.7km

The Pavlova Statue», 0.6km

The Statue that Copies You», 1.2km

Sylvia Pankhurst lived here»,

Barbara Hepworths Home», 3.0km

Location Pinpointed: