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Description: Column 410 Metres South East of Lemmington Hall
Date Listed: 31 December 1969
English Heritage Building ID: 236472
OS Grid Reference: NU1238810964
OS Grid Coordinates: 412388, 610964
Latitude/Longitude: 55.3925, -1.8060
1EDLINGHAM LEMMINGTON HALL
NU 11 SW NU 12381096
9/131 Column 410 metres
31.12.69 Lemmington Hall
Monumental Column, erected in 1786 by Sir John Soane, for James Evelyn as a
memorial to his parents. Originally at Felbridge Park (Surrey), re-sited 1928
by Sir Stephen Aitchison. Column ashlar, on platform of roughly-squared stone.
Low square platform incorporating a variety of C17/18 architectural fragments.
Column has plain square plinth and moulded circular base encircled by self-
swallowing serpent; smooth tapering shaft. Capital with scrolled necking
carrying corniced square block. Cylindrical altar with curved fluting above
bears eternal flame; overall height c.15 metres.
Various inscriptions; dedication on north side of shaft:
JACOBUS EVELYN Filius EDWARD EVELYN
Et Juliae,Uxoris Ejus
(O' Benignissimi Parentes,)
Hac Terra. (Natale Solum)
Also 14 verses of Addison's 'Hymn to Gratitude', 'Manners Makyth Man' on drum
and 'Soli Deo Gloria' on entablature.
One of Sir John Soane's early commissions, and his only work in Northumberland.
It was transported north in 1927/8 by sea, rail and a specially-constructed
light electric railway; lettering on shaft recut in 1941.
Margaret Hudson, 'Soane's Gratitude in Stone', Country Life, Aug. 31 1978,
Listing NGR: NU1238810964
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Source: English Heritage
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