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Latitude: 50.6097 / 50°36'35"N
Longitude: -1.9571 / 1°57'25"W
OS Eastings: 403133
OS Northings: 78890
OS Grid: SZ031788
Mapcode National: GBR 459.Q0L
Mapcode Global: FRA 67SG.9CQ
Entry Name: King Alfred Memorial
Listing Date: 21 March 1983
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1153297
English Heritage Legacy ID: 108266
Location: Swanage, Purbeck, Dorset, BH19
Civil Parish: Swanage
Built-Up Area: Swanage
Traditional County: Dorset
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Dorset
Church of England Parish: Swanage St Mary the Virgin
Church of England Diocese: Salisbury
King Alfred Memorial
SZ 0378 NW 5/139
Erected 1862 by John Mowlem. A granite Tuscan column, set on 2 stone steps and
inscribed - "In commemoration of a great naval battle fought with the Danes -in Swanage
Bay by Alfred the Great. AD 877". "Erected by Johm Mowlem. AD 1862". On top of the
columns are 4 cannon balls, brought from the Crimean War. (This motif was repeated
round the tennis courts of Purbeck House qv). A prominent feature of the sea front.
Listing NGR: SZ0313378890
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