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Wayside Monument, Stert

Description: Wayside Monument

Grade: II
Date Listed: 19 March 1962
English Heritage Building ID: 311584

OS Grid Reference: SU0295559828
OS Grid Coordinates: 402955, 159828
Latitude/Longitude: 51.3375, -1.9590

Location: A342, Stert, Wiltshire SN10 3HU

Locality: Stert
County: Wiltshire
Country: England
Postcode: SN10 3HU

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Listing Text

SU 05 NW at
SU 029598 (north side)
9/164 Wayside Monument (formerly listed
as The Long Monument)

Monument. C18. Limestone. Rusticated plinth with cornice.
Square central section with chamfered corners bearing inscriptions
on each face on grey stone tablets. Upper moulded cornice and
cresting a lion rampant, one paw missing, with an iron tail.
Inscription on east, south and west sides identical, reading:
A. D. this monument from a general sense of gratitude / was
erected to the Memory of / JAMES LONG / late of Wedhampton Esqre /
whose publick spirit and benevolance / which he ever exercised for
the service / of Mankind, were remarkably exerted / in planning,
promoting and compleating this New Road / An: Dom. 1?68 / By which/
a former tedious and dangerous Way / over the adjacent Hill / is
avoided / to the great Pleasure and convenience of Travellers / IN
Fourth side: By Permission Michael Tichb(ourne) Esq.
(Wilts Notes & Queries, iii, 181-2)

Listing NGR: SU0295559828

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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