A Grade I listed monument to Charles Grey, 2nd Earl Grey,
built in 1838. It was erected to acclaim Earl Grey for the
passing of the Great Reform Act of 1832 and stands at the
head of Grey Street. It consists of a statue of Lord Grey
standing atop a 130-foot-high (40 m) column. The column
was designed by local architects John and Benjamin Green,
and the statue was created by the sculptor Edward Hodges
Baily (creator of Nelson's statue in Trafalgar Square).
A spiral staircase leads to a viewing platform at the
top of the monument, which is occasionally
opened to the public.
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