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Column 410 Metres South East of Lemmington Hall, Edlingham

Description: Column 410 Metres South East of Lemmington Hall

Grade: II*
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

Location: Edlingham, Northumberland NE66 2BH

Locality: Edlingham
County: Northumberland
Country: England
Postcode: NE66 2BH

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Listing Text

NU 11 SW NU 12381096
9/131 Column 410 metres
south-east of
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:

Et Juliae,Uxoris Ejus
(O' Benignissimi Parentes,)
Hanc Columnam,
Hac Terra. (Natale Solum)
Plentissime Gratissimeque
Johannes Soane

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

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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