Memorial Details

NEWMP Memorial Image
Photo: Tony Harding


Statue Collingwood 1810 Sea front





Map ref

NZ 370691

Original Location

200m North from Tyne river entrance. Sea front.

Which war

Napoleonic Wars 1796-1815.

Memorial Description

Statue on top of a tall square column set on steps. At the four corners of the base are cannon. There is a plaque set into a sunken panel in the plinth.
Beside the column is an explanatory notice board.

Materials used

Stone statue and column


This monument
was erected in 1845 by Public Subscription to the memory of
Admiral Lord Collingwood,
who in the “Royal Sovereign” on the 21st October 1805, led the British fleet
into action at Trafalgar and sustained the Sea Fight for upwards of an hour
before the other ships were within gun shot, which caused Nelson to exclaim
“See how that noble fellow Collingwood takes his ship into action”.
He was born at Newcastle-upon-Tyne 1748 and died in the Service
of his Country, on board the “Ville de Paris” on 7th March 1810
and was buried in St. Paul’s Cathedral.
The four guns upon this monument belonged to his ship the
“Royal Sovereign”.


See above.

Sculptor, Artist or Designer

Designed by John Dobson, made by John Graham Lough.


1. A new monument to Collingwood is to be erected on Newcastle Quay in the near future.

Newspaper cuttings, photos or archival material

Photos: Tony Harding

Research acknowledgements

Note 1. South Shields Local History group Newsletter, issue no 36, October 2010; Jeannette Dunn.

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