Description: Admiral Hood Monument
Date Listed: 17 April 1959
English Heritage Building ID: 262888
OS Grid Reference: ST4959233808
OS Grid Coordinates: 349592, 133808
Latitude/Longitude: 51.1014, -2.7213
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In the entry for:
ST 43 SE COMPTON DUNDON CP REYNALD'S WAY
the grade shall be amended to read: II*(star)
ST43SE COMPTON DUNDON CP REYNALD'S WAY (South side)
1/83 Admiral Hood Monument
Commemorative monument. Early C19. Ham stone. In form of Doric column on almost cuboid ashlar base set on two tall
steps, the lower supporting a wrot iron railing enclosure; above column a dome/crown featuring sails and sterns of
men-o'-war. Commemorates Sir Samuel Hood, Admiral (1762-1814); inscription on south face of base reads 'This monument
is dedicated/to the late Commander/by the attachment and reverence/of British officers/of whom many were his admiring
followers/in these awful scenes of war/in which while they call forth/the grandest Qualities of human nature/in his
likewise gave occasion/for the exercise of its most amiable virtues/He died at Madras, December 24th 1814.
Listing NGR: ST4959233808
Source: English Heritage
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