Posted on 08/26/2016

Photo taken on August 24, 2016

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George III
Dunston Pillar
Lincoln Castle

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King George III

King George III
Lincoln Castle.
George III reigned 1760-1830.
This bust was once part of a statue of the king which was atop Dunston Pillar. The Pillar was a large stone column built in 1751 as an inland lighthouse to guide travellers crossing the wild heathlands south of Lincoln. In time the heath was tamed, becoming good arable land. The lantern gradually collapsed as the ironwork rusted and in 1808 the lantern was replaced with the statue by the Earl of Buckinghamshire to celebrate 50 years of the king's reign. The statue and one third of the pillar were dismantled in 1941 to prevent aircraft from Lincolnshire's airfields crashing into them.

S Drury, Lorenzo Kjell Salmonson, forever is a long time, A Buildings Fan have particularly liked this photo

S Drury
S Drury
A lovely shot indeed of the statue from Dunston pillar now seen in Lincoln castle grounds

saved in fav's by me

also a thanks for adding new shots to the Lincolnshire life group

Best wishes ... Steve
9 months ago.
red-eye has replied to S Drury
Hi Steve. Now I'm a Club member again I can access my older photos. I have a limited amount taken in Lincolnshire as we only lived there for a short while.
9 months ago. Edited 9 months ago.
Thank you for posting your wonderful image to
Interesting History
3 weeks ago.
Not the most favorite British monarch on this side of the pond-- ;)
7 days ago.