Victoria Monument Cathedral Square

Victoria Monument – Alfred Gilbert 1903

Just to the north of the Cathedral stands a bronze statue of Queen Victoria erected to commemorate 500 years of the Shrievalty (the jurisdiction of a sheriff) of Newcastle. Sculpted by Alfred Gilbert and unveiled in 1903, two years after Queen Victoria’s death, the statue was a gift from W H Stephenson, a company director and politician who held the office of Mayor of Newcastle seven times.

The Queen has her back neither to the Cathedral nor to the Town Hall which once sat on the other side of Cathedral Square.

 

Victoria Monument Cathedral Square