Description: Nelson Monument and Railings to West 350 South of Rashercap
Date Listed: 31 December 1969
English Heritage Building ID: 236783
OS Grid Reference: NU1744802911
OS Grid Coordinates: 417448, 602911
Latitude/Longitude: 55.3200, -1.7266
FELTON OLD A 1
NU 10 SE
6/114 Nelson monument
and railings to
31/12/69 west, 350 metres
south of Rashercap
Obelisk to commemorate Nelson's victory at Trafalgar, and railings. Early
C19. Obelisk ashlar; cast-iron railings on squared stone dwarf wall. Obelisk
c.2.7 metres square. 3-metres high base part has plinth and square cornice,
above which a tapering shaft rises to a flattened pyramidal cap; total height
c.12 metres. Inscribed panel on east side of base:
NOT TO COMMEMORATE THE PUBLIC VIRTUES
AND HEROIC ACHIEVEMENTS OF
WHICH IS THE DUTY OF ENGLAND
BUT TO THE MEMORY OF PRIVATE FRIENDSHIP
THIS ERECTION IS DEDICATED BY
On cornice above 'VICTORY 21ST OCTOBER 1805' and on shaft 'ENGLAND EXPECTS
EVERY MAN TO DO HIS DUTY'. O.S.B.M. on base.
The railings form a half-circle behind the obelisk; dwarf wall with low arched
coping carries square bars with moulded flat tops; the standards with curved
support brackets from internal buttresses on dwarf wall.
Railings in poor condition at time of survey.
Listing NGR: NU1744802911
Source: English Heritage
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