The Elizabeth Landmark

 

What is it?

A 55m high monument.

The Elizabeth Landmark is at concept stage as of March 2018. It is an ambition for a 55m high public monument which honours both Queen Elizabeth and The Commonwealth of Nations. 

 

 

Why is it happening?

To celebrate Queen Elizabeth II and The Commonwealth.

It is being built to honour Queen Elizabeth II, to recognise her as the longest-lived and longest-reigning British monarch, the world's longest-reigning queen, female head of state and current monarch and the oldest and longest-serving current head of state.

Viscount Devonport considers Queen Elizabeth II an inspiration, as someone doing “one of the most difficult jobs in the world.” Viscount Devonport cites the Queen’s pivotal role in the evolution of The Commonwealth, navigating the process that took all member states of the Empire, to free and independent states, which are voluntarily part of The Commonwealth.

This is a celebration of shared values, of a connected global community. In what is an increasingly fractured world, The Commonwealth is a unifying force, led by Queen Elizabeth II.
— Viscount Devonport
 

 

How much will it cost and how will it be funded?

We don't yet know.

 

That is an unknown at this stage, but we do know that we will be seeking the widest support to develop this project.

We anticipate a figure of around £2m, but until we go through the planning process we won’t know for sure; we do know that we want to create a long-lasting, proud monument that will celebrate our Queen as a figurehead and a leader for many, many hundreds of years to come. We will explore our funding options as and when we have selected the artist who will bring The Elizabeth Landmark to life.
— Viscount Devonport

 

 

 

Where will it be situated?

On the Ray Estate, Northumberland

The Elizabeth Landmark will be situated on the Ray Estate, in Northumberland, on private-land, owned and managed by Viscount Devonport and a small team of caretakers. 

It is proposed to be 55m tall to define the elevation of the adjacent Cragg, a landmark to be visible from the surrounding roads and countryside.  for The Elizabeth Landmark’s  verticality against the broad sweep of the Northumberland landscape, makes a bold statement as an icon of the connectedness of The Commonwealth, as is Queen Elizabeth II herself.