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Description: Memorial to the 15th Earl of Shrewsbury
Date Listed: 3 January 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 275093
OS Grid Reference: SK0740843297
OS Grid Coordinates: 407408, 343297
Latitude/Longitude: 52.9870, -1.8911
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SK 0643-0743 FARLEY C.P. ALTON PARK
12/98 Memorial to the 15th Earl
3/1/67 of Shrewsbury
Memorial. Circa 1830. Ashlar and cast iron. Square rusticated pedestal
with stepped plinth and oversailing cap; surmounted by a circular base
inscribed "HE MADE THE DESERT SMILE": 6 Corinthian columns define a
cylindrical space containing a pedestalled bust of the 15th Earl of
Shrewsbury, and supporting an entablature and oversailing dome with fish-
scale decoration, scrolls and a central foliated crest. The memorial is
based on the Choragic Monument of Lysicrates in Athens (334 B.C.). This
item forms part of the important garden layout at Alton Towers (q.v.) which
is included at Grade I on the HBMC Gardens Register.B.o.E., p. 58.
Listing NGR: SK0740843297
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Source: English Heritage
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