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Statue of Robert Peel, Parliament Square

Robert Peel
Statue of Sir Robert Peel, Parliament Square, London
Artist Matthew Noble
Year 1876 (1876)
Type Statue
Material Bronze
Subject Robert Peel
Location London

The statue of Robert Peel in Parliament Square, London, is a bronze sculpture of Sir Robert Peel, a former Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. It was sculpted by Matthew Noble and was one of the first three statues to be placed in the square.


  • Description 1
  • History 2
  • See also 3
  • References 4
  • External links 5


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External links

  1. ^ "Sir Robert Peel".  
  2. ^ a b "Statues". Retrieved 15 February 2015. 
  3. ^ "Statues of Statesmen at Westminster". Western Daily Press XXVI (4064) ( 
  4. ^ a b "General News". Edinburgh Evening News (1035) ( 
  5. ^ "Death of Mr. Matthew Noble". Grantham Journal ( 
  6. ^ "Statue of Sir Robert Peel". Sheffield Independent LX (6420) ( 
  7. ^ "Domestic Intelligence". Bury and Norwich Post (4929) ( 
  8. ^ "General News". Leamington Spa Courier L (3) ( 


See also

The statue of Sir Robert Peel was the last work by Noble to be completed,[4] who died on 23 June 1876.[5] The statue was cast at Cox and Son's foundry in Thames Ditton in September 1876. The granite plinth had already been completed on site, and it was hoped at the time that the statue would be place by the end of the year.[4] There was no ceremony to unveil the statue in December 1876, at the request of the Committee.[6] It was the third of the group of statues to be placed in Parliament Square.[7] Following the placement of the statue of Robert Peel in the square, it was considered that it might be appropriate to add further statues of statesmen because of the location next to the Houses of Parliament.[8]

In 1871, it was proposed that three statues of Sir Robert Peel, Edward Smith-Stanley, 14th Earl of Derby and Henry John Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston should be erected. Following a report to HM Treasury, it was identified that the two gardens forming Parliament Square could be adjusted so that it could accommodate 18 statues in total. It was originally proposed to build all the plinths at once, and leaving them unoccupied until statues were completed.[3]


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