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Description: King Alfred Memorial
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
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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
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Source: English Heritage
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