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Memorial details

Memorial type
Pillar / Column
District
Wansdyke
Town
Lansdown
County
Avon
Country
England
Commemoration
English Civil Wars (1642-1651)
Maker
Messrs. John Harvey (Sculptor)
John Harvey, painter, stainer & stone cutter of Bath (Undefined)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 1720
    Attended by: Unknown
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
7466
Current location

Northeast of Bath on Wick Road
summit of Lansdown Hill.
Cotswold Way
Lansdown
Wansdyke
Avon
BA1 9DD
England

OS Grid Ref: ST 72188 70353
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Broad, squat stone pillar surrounded by iron railings. Pillar is surmounted by a Griffin, the Crest of the Grenville family. There is a White plaque with black lettering at the bottom giving history of event. Underneath is another much darker plaque with white lettering describing memorial and giving height of memorial.
Inscription
No inscription on original monument. Recent addition carries full history of Battle of Lansdown. (too lengthy to record here)
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • English Civil Wars (1642-1651)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Date of death, manner of death, regiment, title, forename, surname
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Memorial
    Measurements: height 7620 mm
    Materials: Stone
Listing information
Condition
History
Tower is suffering from structural damage.
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Other
Details: George Grenville, Lord Lansdown, had it erected in memory of his grandfather Sir Beville Grenville.
Responsibility
English Heritage
Reference
  • Source: Image Library

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