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.

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George Canning

The statue to Prime Minister George Canning.

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