Conservation is at the very heart of The 1805 Club's existence.

 Major projects since 1990 include:


In addition, the club has completed the following projects..

  • Tomb of Vice Admiral Sir Thomas Dundas, Hurst, near Reading.
  • Surgeon William Beatty memorial plaque, Kensal Green Cemetery, London.
  • The vault of Alexander Davison, Nelson's prize agent, Northumbria. (Grade II Listed).
  • The tomb of Thomas Atkinson, Sailing Master of HMS Victory, Farlington, Portsmouth.
  • The Nelson Display, All Saints' Church, Burnham Thorpe, Norfolk.
  • Gravestone of William Brown Wood, Timberscombe, Somerset.
  • The Henry Poole replica Nelson captain's uniform for the Nevis Historical and Conservation Society, Nevis, Caribbean.
  • The replanting of the Battle of the Nile "HMS Vanguard" memorial clump of trees, Amesbury, Wiltshire.
  • The memorial to Captain Edward Thornborough Parker RN, St George the Martyr, Deal, Kent.
  • Tomb of Captain John Quilliam RN, HMS Victory's 1st Lieut. at Trafalgar, Arboury parish church, Ballabeg, Isle of Man
  • Gravestone of Capt James Robert Mosse RN, Wickham, Hampshire
  • Gravestone of HMS Victory's Assistant Surgeon Niel Smith, Cawdor, Scotland.


Conservation & Preservation Projects

The 1805 Club has already ensured the survival of many Nelson monuments, and the memorials of those associated with him, both in the UK and overseas. It undertakes at least one major conservation project each year, as well watching over and tending those already restored. The Club has an extensive programme of future work, including The Nile and Copenhagen Captains' Memorial.

If you would like to help with a particular conservation,
please contact us.

Twenty years conserving memorials to Georgian naval heroes

Latest Conservation Guidelines

Conservation Matters

Read The 1805 Club's brochure about its projects and the Guidelines it follows and see why Conservation Matters.

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Matthew Prince