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King Alfred Memorial, Swanage

Description: King Alfred Memorial

Grade: II
Date Listed: 21 March 1983
English Heritage Building ID: 108266

OS Grid Reference: SZ0313378890
OS Grid Coordinates: 403133, 78890
Latitude/Longitude: 50.6097, -1.9571

Location: 7 Shore Road, Swanage, Dorset BH19 1DQ

Locality: Swanage
Local Authority: Purbeck District Council
County: Dorset
Country: England
Postcode: BH19 1DQ

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Listing Text

King Alfred Memorial
SZ 0378 NW 5/139

Erected 1862 by John Mowlem. A granite Tuscan column, set on 2 stone steps and
inscribed - "In commemoration of a great naval battle fought with the Danes -in Swanage
Bay by Alfred the Great. AD 877". "Erected by Johm Mowlem. AD 1862". On top of the
columns are 4 cannon balls, brought from the Crimean War. (This motif was repeated
round the tennis courts of Purbeck House qv). A prominent feature of the sea front.

Listing NGR: SZ0313378890

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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