Statue of General Sir James Outram

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Statue of General Sir James Outram

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Neighborhood: Westminster
If you only had an afternoon to experience London on a grand scale, Westminster would be a wise place to start. The ornate Houses of Parliament and Westminster Abbey sit adjacent at a corner of Parliament Square, and a short stroll along The Mall leads to Buckingham Palace. Trafalgar Square and Nelson's Column are just up the road as well. As captivating as the architecture is, the wonders of Mother Nature are highlights of the area too. St James's Park (arguably London's loveliest), the expansive Green Park, and pedestrian friendly tree lined paths along the river showcase the exquisite manicure provided by English gardeners. Just beyond the landmarks and the gorgeous outdoor spaces, quiet residential squares and age old local pubs offer a more subdued take on this global seat of power in the heart of London.
How to get there
  • Charing Cross • 2 min walk
  • Embankment • 4 min walk
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macedonboy
Glasgow, UK151,202 contributions
British General
Oct 2021
This statue is in tribute to Sir James Outram, a British general best known for his service in the East India Company and later, the British Empire in India earning himself the sobriquet, "Bayard of India. The bronze statue Outram in military dress uniform with a sabre and wearing the Order of the Star of India. He stands in portrait pose just in front of a captured cannon. The statue surmounts a tall plinth with swords and shields arranged around the plinth representing his victories.
Written October 29, 2021
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StephenCross
Dublin, Ireland15,983 contributions
Commanding statute for sure !
Aug 2021 • Solo
This is a very Commanding statute that stands 30 plus feet tall inside of Whitehall Gardens. It’s really quite intimidating.
Written August 26, 2021
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IAN D
Wigan, UK18,687 contributions
Victorian general
Feb 2020 • Solo
I had never heard of this gent but this is a very nice statue to a general who served in India. He was a hero of the Indian mutiny
Written February 7, 2020
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Brian K
Abbotsford, Canada1,306 contributions
Nice statue
Jan 2020 • Couples
The statues of Trafalgar square. Many are of older war heroes. This one stands out as it has a large area around it.
Written January 9, 2020
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Nicholas H
London, UK20,576 contributions
Victorian soldier
Nov 2019 • Solo
Yet another monument to a General of the Victorian era, best known for his role in ending the Indian Mutiny which began in 1857. This is a fine bronze statue on a plain stone plinth, the only inscription being his surname. It’s located in the lovely Whitehall Gardens alongside the Victoria Embankment.
Written November 12, 2019
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Chris
St. Albans, UK4,414 contributions
One of Four
Aug 2019 • Solo
The Statue of General Sir James Outram is one of four statues in the beautiful and peaceful setting of Whitehall Palace Gardens.

Lots of people use the grass area for relaxing and having picnics with their families etc.

The base of the statue is plain and has a one word inscription.
Written August 30, 2019
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Taxidevil
Glasgow, UK2,982 contributions
Whitehall gardens statue
Jul 2019 • Couples
This statue stands in the lovely Whitehall gardens. Sir James Outram , an English General known for his chivalry , his part in the Indian Mutiny and holding Lucknow.
Written July 22, 2019
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EndlessTravels
Greater Melbourne, Australia35,032 contributions
The hero of the Mutiny
Jul 2018
Fascinating forgotten history located within Whitehall Gardens. Read up on him because he has an interesting history.
Written May 9, 2019
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macedonboy
Glasgow, UK151,202 contributions
Sir James Outram
Mar 2019 • Solo
This statue stands in tribute to James Outram, 1st Baronet, a British soldier known for his services to the British Empire, especially in the Indian Sub-continent. His command of the defence of Hyderabad against 8000 Baluchis, earning him honorific the "Bayard of India. Perhaps his most famous commands was during the Indian Rebellion of 1857-58, when he relieved the siege of Lucknow and ending the rebellion.

The statue depicts Outran in military uniform wearing the Star of India. He stands in portrait pose just in front of a captured cannon. In his left hand he holds what appears to be a scroll, ,lifted up to his chest. In his right hand, he holds a sabre, his hand on the hilt with the point of the sword resting on the ground. The statue stands atop a plinth and around the plinth are representations of sword and rounds shields.

A worthy tribute to a hero of the British Empire.
Written March 9, 2019
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Tucson16,861 contributions
The Bayard of India
Aug 2018 • Couples
He was regarded as both a man of heroic courage and a knight without fear. The 1800's was the height of the British Crown domination ("the empire on which the sun never sets") and he was a major player.

During this time, the East India Company acted as the British Crown's extension in every respect. Britain had enforcement and control problems in Afghanistan, Pakistan, and India; Sir Outram squelched uprisings and gained a reputation during the Indian Rebellion of 1857 (rebellion against the rule of the East India Company).

He is honored for his courage and strong moral and ethical code and for his strategic military achievements in battle. Interesting that he returned home in 1860 and died 3 years later in France. Not England. France. But it was in the South of France so that is understandable (weather is better).

His grand monumental statue is located in Whitehall Gardens, across from the Victoria Embankment. The location is just so beautiful and walking through this garden is a feel-good experience. There are several monuments in the garden.
Written October 23, 2018
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