William George Armstrong, Baron Armstrong of Cragside (1810-1900)

William George Armstrong

Sir W. Hamo Thornycroft, R. A. (1850-1925)

Architect, William Henry Knowles



Memorial to Lord Armstrong at the Barras Bridge, Newcastle

Other views of the monument

  • Detail of statue
  • Swing-bridge (plaque)
  • Canons being loaded on a ship (plaque)
  • A Biography of Armstrong
  • Thornycroft has caught Armstrong looking thoughtful and quite without pomposity. At the unveiling in 1906, in the presence of a large crowd, the Duke of Northumberland described the monument movingly as a “noble tribute to the genius of Newcastle’s greatest benefactor and one of England’s most brilliant and honoured masters of industry."

    Photograph and text by Jacqueline Banerjee

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