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The monument stands besides the cathedral which is tall but not really impressive. Just passed by... read more

Reviewed 28 July 2018
Alien W
Obelisk

This obelisk is in a churchyard standing next to the Cathedral. I believe it is a memorial for a... read more

Reviewed 30 April 2017
Kelly W
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Jul 27, 2018
“My Visit”
May 3, 2017
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Dedicated to Frederick Burnaby, soldier and statesman, this Portland stone sculpture is in the form of an obelisk, which stands more than fifty feet high and shows a relief portrait of Burnaby in uniform.
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5 St. Philips Place, Birmingham B3 2PW, England
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Reviewed 28 July 2018

The monument stands besides the cathedral which is tall but not really impressive. Just passed by not worth visiting particularly.

Thank Alien W
Reviewed 4 May 2017 via mobile

Surrounded by benches you'd think Burnaby's Memorial would be well looked after. That's not the case. The memorial looks old and worn, there's miss growing around it and it has been defaced in places. What's shame.

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Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

This obelisk is in a churchyard standing next to the Cathedral. I believe it is a memorial for a Birmingham politician. Sadly it gets vandalised often despite being listed. If you are sightseeing the cathedral anyway they it is worth a look.

Thank Kelly W
Reviewed 1 June 2016

I have some info on this memorial. It was dedicated to Colonel Frederick Burnaby who rode on horseback across central Asia and was sent to rescue Gordon of Khartoum in central Africa.

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