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Welcome to the history section of this website. Here you will find information on the monument and how it came about and also the Architect who designed the monument William Wilkins.



• The Nelson Monument


As soon as the tragic news of Lord Nelson's death at the Battle of Trafalgar reached Norfolk plans for the County to create a memorial to it's most famous son were discussed... READ MORE



• William Wilkins


William Wilkins, a Norwich born architect who had previously worked in Great Yarmouth building a new spire for St Nicholas' Church, was chosen by the committee in March 1815 to design the Nelson Monument... READ MORE



Call back soon for an interactive monument timeline, indicating events that have involved the Monument and a look at its life in time so far.


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