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Percy Tenantry Column

A Grade I Listed Building in Alnwick, Northumberland

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.4109 / 55°24'39"N

Longitude: -1.6991 / 1°41'56"W

OS Eastings: 419146

OS Northings: 613037

OS Grid: NU191130

Mapcode National: GBR J5KW.Y5

Mapcode Global: WHC1K.W828

Entry Name: Percy Tenantry Column

Listing Date: 20 February 1952

Last Amended: 25 August 1977

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1041405

English Heritage Legacy ID: 235848

Location: Alnwick, Northumberland, NE66

County: Northumberland

Civil Parish: Alnwick

Built-Up Area: Alnwick

Traditional County: Northumberland

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Northumberland

Church of England Parish: Alnwick

Church of England Diocese: Newcastle

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Listing Text

SOUTH ROAD
1.
5330
(North-East Side)
Percy Tenantry Column
(formerly listed under
Bondgate Without)
NU 1913 7/28 20.2.52.
I
2.
'The Farmers' Folly' begun 1816 to designs by David Stephenson of Newcastle. Completed
by the 3rd Duke.
Greek Doric column of 83 ft with shallow fluting and foliate cap to balcony platform
supporting a drum on which is the Percy lion passant (facing south). The column
stands on a square pedestal guarded by 4 lions facing inwards on black marble plinths.
The whole stands on a circular granite platform 90 ft in circumference. Panels
on 3 sides of pedestal, stair entrance on 4th (to north). Set back with "Esperance
en dieu" on each side. West panel inscribed "To Hugh Duke of Northunberland KG
this column is erected, dedicated and inscribed by a grateful and united tenantry
Anno Domini MDCCCXVI". [The Duke had greatly increased his farmers' rents and
then reduced them following the agricultural depression after Waterloo]. Formerly
surrounded by railings.


Listing NGR: NU1915213030

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