Greys Monument

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Grey’s Monument is a Grade I listed monument to Charles Grey, 2nd Earl Grey built in 1838 in the centre of Newcastle upon Tyne. Erected to acclaim Earl Grey for the passing of the Great Reform Act of 1832 and consists of a statue of Lord Grey standing atop a Roman Doric column on a pedestal of local sandstone, 135-foot-high (41 m) in total.

The column was designed by local architects John and Benjamin Green, and the statue was created by the sculptor Edward Hodges Baily who also created Nelson’s statue in Trafalgar Square in London.

A spiral staircase leads to a viewing platform at the top of the monument, which is occasionally opened to the public.


Greys Monument 7 day weather forecast, weather in Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear

Expect a temp in the range 1.5℃ to 7.5℃ with wind speed 2.1 m/sec (SSW)
Tuesday, Jan 25
Expect a temp in the range 0.9℃ to 1.6℃ with wind speed 2.4 m/sec (W)
Wednesday, Jan 26
Expect a temp in the range 4.6℃ to 5.7℃ with wind speed 4.9 m/sec (W)
Thursday, Jan 27
Expect a temp in the range 5.9℃ to 10.1℃ with wind speed 7.4 m/sec (W)
Friday, Jan 28
Expect a temp in the range 3.6℃ to 4℃ with wind speed 4.7 m/sec (W)
Saturday, Jan 29
Expect a temp in the range 9.8℃ to 10.7℃ with wind speed 7.4 m/sec (WSW)
Sunday, Jan 30
Expect a temp in the range 3.5℃ to 6.1℃ with wind speed 6.7 m/sec (WNW)

Newcastle upon Tyne weather forecast from Yr, delivered by the Norwegian Meteorological Institute and NRK

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