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Description: J H Speke Monument on Footpath to Lents Green, About 250 Metres North North West of Wormwood Farmhou
Date Listed: 24 July 1985
English Heritage Building ID: 316980
OS Grid Reference: ST8432067389
OS Grid Coordinates: 384320, 167389
Latitude/Longitude: 51.4053, -2.2268
ST 86 NW BOX DEVIZES ROAD, (A365)
2/118 J. H. Speke monument on footpath
to Lents Green, about 250m north-
north-west of Wormwood Farmhouse
Monument, 1865, ashlar with pyramid cap and iron railings closely
surrounding. Inscribed 'Here the distinguished and enterprising
African Traveller Captain John Hanning Speke lost his life by the
accidental explosion of his gun September 15th 1864'. J. H. Speke
discovered the source of the Nile in 1858, confirmed in his
subsequent expedition of 1860-3, but the discoveries were
challenged by Sir R.Burton, and the two were to have publicly
debated the issue at the meeting of the British Association in
Bath, 16th September 1864.
Listing NGR: ST8432067389
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Source: English Heritage
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