Grey's Monument

Monument in Newcastle upon Tyne

Grey’s Monument, Newcastle Upon Tyne
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Grey’s Monument is a monument to Charles Grey, 2nd Earl Grey built in 1838 in the center of Newcastle upon Tyne, England. The 2nd Earl Grey was the UK Prime Minister from 1830-1834, and the statue was erected to acclaim Earl Grey for the passing of the Great Reform Act of 1832.

The monument is a Grade I listed and consists of a statue of Lord Grey standing atop a Roman Doric column on a pedestal of local sandstone. The column is 40m (131ft). It stands at the head of Grey Street. The statue was created by Edward Hodges Bailey, who later created Nelson’s Column in Trafalgar Square.

There is a viewing platform at the top, accessed via 164 steps of a narrow spiral staircase, inside the column. The viewing platform offers guests an excellent look at the beautiful cityscape.

Great Reform Act changed the British electoral system. It took seats in the House of Commons away from the less populated boroughs and gave seats to the new industrial cities, such as Newcastle-upon-Tyne.

The Grey's Monument appears in our Complete Guide to Visiting Newcastle upon Tyne!

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Visiting Grey's Monument


24 Hours


Tickets are £5 fee per person

Address: Grey's Monument 150 Grainger St Newcastle upon Tyne NE1 5AF United Kingdom
Duration: 20 minutes

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