Nelson's Column is a commemorative monument in Trafalgar Square in central London built to honor Admiral Horatio Nelson’s death at the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805. It was constructed between 1840 & 1843. It’s a column of the Corinthian order built from Dartmoor granite, surmounted by a statue of Nelson and flanked by four sculpted lions. The pedestal is decorated with four bronze relief panels, each 18 feet square, cast from captured French guns. They depict the Battles of: Cape St Vincent, the Nile, Copenhagen and the death of Nelson at Trafalgar. The whole monument is 169 ft 3 in (51.6 m) tall from the bottom of the pedestal to the top of Nelson's hat.