HC Deb 08 April 1867 vol 186 c1267

said, he wished to ask the First Commissioner of Works, When the statue of the late Duke of Wellington, for the erection of which in St. Paul's Cathedral the sum of £20,000 was voted in 1858, is likely to be finished and put in its place?


said, in reply, that it was a monument to the Duke of Wellington, not a statue of the Duke of Wellington which was to be erected in St. Paul's Cathedral. He had every reason to hope that the monument, which was one of the largest that had been erected in any church in England during the present century, would be completed in about two years from this time. He might state that in consequence of what had fallen on Friday evening from the hon. Member for Bath (Mr. Tite) and others, and the suggestions they had offered to him with reference to the buildings for the London University in Burlington Gardens, he had communicated with Mr. Pennethorne on Saturday morning, and requested him to make arrangements with the contractors, that the progress of the works be stayed for two weeks, so that the question of style should be further prejudged. He might further state that he understood the probable extra cost of changing the style of building would be between £7,000 and £8,000.