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Memorial details

Memorial type
Obelisk
District
Sevenoaks
Town
Sevenoaks
County
Kent
Country
England
Commemoration
Seven Years' War (1756-1763)
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
54528

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Current location

Stands in a private garden
Montreal Park
Marlborough Cr
Sevenoaks
Sevenoaks
Kent
TN13 2HL
England

OS Grid Ref: TQ 51201 55062
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Stone obelisk on plinth, affixed to which are marble tablets bearing the inscription. This stands on a raised stone platform.
Inscription
To commemorate/ the providential and happy meeting/ of three Brothers/ on this their Paternal Ground/ on the 25 January 1761/ after a six Years glorious War/ in which the three were successfully engaged/ in various Climes, Seasons and Services. Dedicated to that most able Statesman during whose Administration Cape Breton and Canada were conquered and from whose influence the British Arms derived a Degree of Lustre unparalled in past ages. Louisbour surrendered,/ and |Six French Battalions/ Prisoners of War 26 July 1758/ Du Quesne taken possession of 24 November 1758/ Niagara surrendered 25 July 1759/ Ticondcroga taken possession of 26 July 1759/ Crown Point taken possession of 4 August 1759/ Quebec capitulated 18 September 1759 Fort Levi surrendered 25 August 1760/ Ile au Noix abandoned 25 August 1760/ Montreal surrendered/ and with it all Canada, and/ Ten French Battalions layd/ down their Arms 8 September 1760./ St Johns Newfoundland/ retaken 18 September 1762. (exact line spacing unknown)
Inscription legible?
no
Commemorations
  • Seven Years' War (1756-1763)
    Total names on memorial: 0
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 0
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Obelisk
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone - Kentish Ragstone
  • Plinth
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone - Kentish Ragstone
  • Base
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • Tablets
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Marble
Listing information
  • Montreal Park obelisk
  • Grade Not Applicable to this List Entry
  • This memorial is protected, and listed on the National Heritage List for England maintained by Historic England. View list entry
  • More about listing and the protection of historic places can be found on the Historic England website
  • Historic England
Condition
History
2006: Application for a grant for repair work from the War Memorials Trust.
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Responsibility
Montreal Park Residents Association have assumed responsibility.

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