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Morris Monument

A Grade II Listed Building in Hatherleigh, Devon

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.8226 / 50°49'21"N

Longitude: -4.0539 / 4°3'14"W

OS Eastings: 255426

OS Northings: 104573

OS Grid: SS554045

Mapcode National: GBR KR.XDTT

Mapcode Global: FRA 26DX.NGH

Entry Name: Morris Monument

Location: Hatherleigh, West Devon, Devon, EX20

County: Devon

District: West Devon

Parish: Hatherleigh

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Listing Date: 29 February 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

English Heritage Legacy ID: 93126

Source ID: 1165110

Listing Text

HATHERLEIGH
SS 50 SE
7/20 Morris Monument
-
- II
Monument to Lieutenant Colonel William Morris. Erected 1860 by the firm E. B.
Stephens of London. Granite ashlar. Very large obelisk with a bronze bas-relief at
front of pedestal depicting Morris being carried from the battlefield of Balaclava .
William Morris was born in Fishleigh in Hatherleigh and distinguished himself in the
battle of Balaclava - notorious for the Charge of the Light Brigade - later acting
as Assistant Adjutant - General in the quelling of the Indian mutiny before dying of
sunstroke there at the age of 38 in 1858. The obelisk was erected by public
subscription to commemorate Morris's exploits and his successful return from
Balaclava.
Source: The Story of Hatherleigh


Listing NGR: SS5542604573

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