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The Albert Memorial is situated on the north side of Hyde Park, a little to the west of the site of the Exhibition of 1851, opposite the Royal Albert Hall, and was erected in commemoration of the late Prince Consort, partly by public subscription, and partly with the aid of a Parliamentary grant of £50,000, and, as has been always understood, with the further aid of large sums of money from the Royal purse.
It is a splendid architectural work, with masses of shining white marble, brilliantly-contrasted mosaics and precious stones, fine groups of sculpture and delicate spire. It may be looked upon as a typical example of the point attained at the present day by the revived Gothic style in England.