An ambitous plan for a 60m high landmark in Cold Law

Celebrating unity, diversity and a shared heritage


Our Beginning

The Elizabeth Landmark took root in Viscount Devonport's imagination some twenty-five years ago. Inspired by the Wellington or Waterloo Monument, which stands on the summit of Penielheugh, part of the Lothian Estate in Jedburgh; The Elizabeth Landmark will celebrate the unity of The Commonwealth in an increasingly fractured world.


β€œThe Elizabeth Landmark is a celebration of The Commonwealth, representing unity and a shared heritage.”

β€” viscount DEVONPORT, Ray ESTATE


The Elizabeth Landmark is a manifestation of Viscount Devonport's personal admiration for Queen Elizabeth II as the longest-reigning British monarch and her anchoring of The Commonwealth around shared values of tolerance, respect and understanding.

As part of the development process for The Elizabeth Landmark, Lord Devonport has commissioned three artists to create a proposal for the design and construction of the contemporary landmark. 


Our Ambition

To build a 60m (196 feet) high monument at Cold Law, on the Ray Estate, Northumberland.


The sculpture will celebrate the unity, heritage and diversity of The Commonwealth and pay respect to Queen Elizabeth II, the longest-reigning British monarch, who has led and guided the United Kingdom and The Commonwealth for 66 years. The purpose built path from the public road east of the A68 to The Elizabeth Landmark will feature work from poets and writers from around The Commonwealth and the landmark itself will be seen from the surrounding countryside, standing at 60m tall defining the height of the adjacent Cragg.

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Get Involved

We want to hear your opinions about the plans for The Elizabeth Landmark. Three artists have been commissioned to create a proposal outlining their interpretation of this contemporary landmark. These artists are Colin Rose, Peter J. Evans and Simon Hitchens. You can see the three proposals here and tell us what you think, as well as ask questions, in a series of exhibitions this May 2018 in: Otterburn, West Woodburn and Kirkwhelpington. Find your nearest exhibition here.