Wellington Monument, Somerset, England

Karen Henry 2015 2017 Duke of Wellington Educational History

The Wellington Monument is located in the Blackdown Hills along the Somerset-Devon border in south-western England.

The Wellington Monument was built to celebrate the Duke of Wellington's victory at the Battle of Waterloo with Napoleon's last stand taking place on Sunday, 18 June 1815. 

In 2015, Britain marked the bicentenary (200 years) of the decisive battle, which saw the Duke of Wellington, in whose honour the monument stands, defeat Napoleon in what is now Belgium.

The Wellington Monument is a 175 feet (53 m) high. It is 80 feet (24 m) wide at the base. 

The foundation stone was laid in 1817, but the monument was not completed until 1854.

 Wellington Monument, Somerset England

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