The Marquess of Anglesey's Column (also known as Anglesey Column or by the Welsh name Tŵr Marcwis) is a Doric column near the Menai Strait in Wales. It is dedicated to Henry William Paget (the first Marquess of Anglesey) to commemorate his valour in the Napoleonic Wars. The column is a Grade II* listed building.
The 27-metre-high (89 ft) monument (designed by Thomas Harrison) was erected close to Paget's country retreat at Plas Newydd, in 1817. On the foundation stone there is an inscription, which also reads in Welsh and Latin;
Roy Sherwin | Jun 4, 2017
From a distance the column is highly visible, so from a curiosity aspect it is worth a look. My excuse was to avoid going into the Shopping Mall by the railway station. The Marquis was 2nd in Command at the Battle of Waterloo. A good pub quiz question, and one of which I was ignorant. At some time in the past, for a small charge it was possible to ascend the columns' internal staircase. I would image it would have given an excellent view across the surrounding countryside. Now the base and the little cottage are overgrown & boarded-up, which negates the need to there. Which is a shame.
Rachel Reynolds | May 26, 2017
Disappointing as access to the statue has been closed to public. Area is overgrown. This place has been neglected.
Steve Oliver | Aug 14, 2016
A really impressive column, unfortunately currently closed until further notice for safety reasons. Hopefully will reopen at some point, it would be a terrible shame for it to be closed forever.
Kevin Bohana | Apr 27, 2017
Beautiful Scenery and tranquillity
Chris Tolhurst | May 20, 2017
Beautiful view from the top
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