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Charles II Monument at Source of the River Lyvennet (At Ngr 604 108)

A Grade II Listed Building in Crosby Ravensworth, Cumbria

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Coordinates

Latitude: 54.4916 / 54°29'29"N

Longitude: -2.6131 / 2°36'47"W

OS Eastings: 360383

OS Northings: 510865

OS Grid: NY603108

Mapcode National: GBR BJ6H.2N

Mapcode Global: WH939.TCVJ

Entry Name: Charles II Monument at Source of the River Lyvennet (At Ngr 604 108)

Listing Date: 24 June 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1145440

English Heritage Legacy ID: 74025

Location: Crosby Ravensworth, Eden, Cumbria, CA10

County: Cumbria

District: Eden

Civil Parish: Crosby Ravensworth

Traditional County: Westmorland

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cumbria

Church of England Parish: Crosby Ravensworth St Lawrence

Church of England Diocese: Carlisle

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Listing Text

CROSBY RAVENSWORTH BLACK DUB
NY 61 SW

9/9 Charles II Monument
at source of the
river Lyvennet
(at NGR NY 604 108)

II

Monument erected c1851 by Thomas Bland of Reagill to commemorate the occasion in
1651 when Charles II drank from the source of the river Lyvennet on his way
south from Scotland. Renewed 1861 at the expense of Mr Gibson. Rough-dressed
stone blocks. Square in plan. 2 steps surmounted by base, with decorative
bas-reliefs and inscription on cubic block, on which a squat obelisk stands.
Inscription reads: "HERE, AT BLACK DUB/THE SOURCE OF THE LYVENNET/CHARLES II/
REGALED HIS ARMY ON THEIR MARCH/FROM SCOTLAND/AUGUST 8TH, A.D. 1651". The three
bas-reliefs show: A profile bust of Charles II; a crown (which Charles wished
to possess); a lion (which thwarted his hopes at the battle of Worcester).


Listing NGR: NY6038310865

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