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King Alfred Memorial

A Grade II Listed Building in Swanage, Dorset

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Coordinates

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

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1153297

English Heritage Legacy ID: 108266

Location: Swanage, Purbeck, Dorset, BH19

County: Dorset

District: Purbeck

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

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Listing Text

SHORE ROAD
1.
5190
King Alfred Memorial
SZ 0378 NW 5/139
II

2.
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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