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Nelson Monument and Railings to West 350 South of Rashercap

A Grade II Listed Building in Felton, Northumberland

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Coordinates

Latitude: 55.32 / 55°19'11"N

Longitude: -1.7266 / 1°43'35"W

OS Eastings: 417448

OS Northings: 602911

OS Grid: NU174029

Mapcode National: GBR J6CX.ZR

Mapcode Global: WHC1Y.GJ1Z

Entry Name: Nelson Monument and Railings to West 350 South of Rashercap

Listing Date: 31 December 1969

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1303733

English Heritage Legacy ID: 236783

Location: Felton, Northumberland, NE65

County: Northumberland

Civil Parish: Felton

Traditional County: Northumberland

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Northumberland

Church of England Parish: Felton St Michael and All Angels

Church of England Diocese: Newcastle

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Listing Text

FELTON OLD A 1
NU 10 SE
(West side)
6/114 Nelson monument
and railings to
31/12/69 west, 350 metres
south of Rashercap
II

Obelisk to commemorate Nelson's victory at Trafalgar, and railings. Early
C19. Obelisk ashlar; cast-iron railings on squared stone dwarf wall. Obelisk
c.2.7 metres square. 3-metres high base part has plinth and square cornice,
above which a tapering shaft rises to a flattened pyramidal cap; total height
c.12 metres. Inscribed panel on east side of base:

NOT TO COMMEMORATE THE PUBLIC VIRTUES
AND HEROIC ACHIEVEMENTS OF
NELSON
WHICH IS THE DUTY OF ENGLAND
BUT TO THE MEMORY OF PRIVATE FRIENDSHIP
THIS ERECTION IS DEDICATED BY
ALEXANDER DAVISON
SWARLAND HALL

On cornice above 'VICTORY 21ST OCTOBER 1805' and on shaft 'ENGLAND EXPECTS
EVERY MAN TO DO HIS DUTY'. O.S.B.M. on base.

The railings form a half-circle behind the obelisk; dwarf wall with low arched
coping carries square bars with moulded flat tops; the standards with curved
support brackets from internal buttresses on dwarf wall.

Railings in poor condition at time of survey.

Listing NGR: NU1744802911

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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