Sir George Gilbert Scott completed repairs to the pedestal of the statue in 1855-6. £1000 had been voted by Parliament to secure the pedestal and foundation, but it was noted that a ‘considerable smaller’ sum was actually needed.

Hansard, 1857, Vol. 145, 3rd Series, Column 299, Lord Stanley of Alderney, House of Lords, in reply to Lord Montague, Friday 15 May, 1857.