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King Alfred's Monument with Railings

A Grade II Listed Building in Lyng, Somerset

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.0589 / 51°3'31"N

Longitude: -2.9345 / 2°56'4"W

OS Eastings: 334605

OS Northings: 129253

OS Grid: ST346292

Mapcode National: GBR M8.FGD1

Mapcode Global: FRA 46RB.0M4

Entry Name: King Alfred's Monument with Railings

Listing Date: 24 June 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1173838

English Heritage Legacy ID: 269541

Location: Lyng, Sedgemoor, Somerset, TA7

County: Somerset

District: Sedgemoor

Civil Parish: Lyng

Traditional County: Somerset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset

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Listing Text

LYNG CP NEW ROAD (South side)
ST32NW ATHELNEY

7/19 King Alfred's Monument with
railings
-
- II

Monument to King Alfred the Great. 1801 for John Salde, the squire, repaired 1985. Dressed freestone on plain low lias
plinth with set-off. A squat obelisk set upon a tall 2-stage podium; moulded plinth; lower stage of podium with a
moulded cornice, and slate inscription panel to east; upper stage with scrolls to north and south, and bust of Alfred
to east. The monument enclosed by iron railings, spear caps, urn finials at corners and the centre of each side,
renewed red brick plinth with Ham stone capping. Erected to commemorate Alfred's occupation in 878. Stands on the site
of the former monastery at Athelney which was established 893; This is a Scheduled Ancient Monument (Somerset County No
367). (Aston and Leech, Historic Towns in Somerset, 1977; Pevsner, N. Buildings of England, South and West Somerset,
1958).


Listing NGR: ST3460529253

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