Queen Victoria (1819–1901)
Queen Victoria (1819–1901)
Queen Victoria (1819–1901)
Queen Victoria (1819–1901)
Queen Victoria (1819–1901)
Queen Victoria (1819–1901)
Queen Victoria (1819–1901)
Queen Victoria (1819–1901)
Queen Victoria (1819–1901)
Queen Victoria (1819–1901)
Queen Victoria (1819–1901)
Queen Victoria (1819–1901)
Queen Victoria (1819–1901)

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A life-size bronze statue on grey Aberdeen granite pedestal and base with a low surround with four small granite bollards. The standing statue of Queen Victoria is wearing royal regalia with crown and veil and facing south. She holds a sceptre in her right hand and an orb in her left. The orb is surmounted by the winged figure of Victory. Around the angle of the bronze plinth are festoons of laurel and in front, a cartouche bearing the letters: V. R. I. The dado of the granite plinth is embellished with four low relief bronze panels with allegorical figures representing Commerce, Education, Science and Art, and Empire. South facing panel (Empire): In the centre sits a female figure holding a pair of scales in her right hand, symbolic of Justice.


Queen Victoria (1819–1901)




grey granite, grey marble & bronze

Accession number


Acquisition method

commissioned by public subscription

Work type


Work status


Listing status

Grade II (England and Wales)

Unveiling date

9th February 1901

Listing date



at all times

Inscription description

south face, base of plinth: ERECTED / BY . THE . INHABITANTS . OF . HOVE / TO . COMMEMORATE . THE . SIXTIETH . ANNIVERSARY / OF . THE . ACCESSION . OF / QUEEN . VICTORIA / JUNE . 20 . A.D . 1897; inscription on the lower section of the pedestal, north face: BORN 24 MAY 1819 / DIED 22 JAN 1901.; starting from the south face and circling the top part of the plinth anticlockwise above the bronze reliefs: VICTORIA . DEI . GRA / BRITANNIAR . REGINA / FIDEI . DEFENSOR / IND . IMPERATRIX; below the east face bronze relief: EDUCATION; below the west face bronze relief: COMMERCE; below the north face bronze relief: SCIENCE AND ART; below the south face bronze relief, facing the sea: EMPIRE


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Located at

Grand Avenue, Hove


Located at the south end of Grand Avenue at the junction with Kingsway.