The Column was erected in 1814-1816 to honour Lord Hill, who was second in command to the Duke of Wellington at Waterloo.   The column is 133 feet (around 40m) high and the top can be reached by climbing 172 steps.
2002 view
 
SYLHC01 Lord Hill's Column SYLHC02 - Wilding Wilding - "Lord Hill's Column"
Edwin Cole 1906
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Lord Hill's Column
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Lord Hill's Column
1911