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Column 410 Metres South East of Lemmington Hall

A Grade II* Listed Building in Edlingham, Northumberland

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Latitude: 55.3925 / 55°23'32"N

Longitude: -1.806 / 1°48'21"W

OS Eastings: 412388

OS Northings: 610964

OS Grid: NU123109

Mapcode National: GBR H6T2.TR

Mapcode Global: WHC1J.7Q8F

Entry Name: Column 410 Metres South East of Lemmington Hall

Listing Date: 31 December 1969

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1371077

English Heritage Legacy ID: 236472

Location: Edlingham, Northumberland, NE66

County: Northumberland

Civil Parish: Edlingham

Traditional County: Northumberland

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Northumberland

Church of England Parish: Whittingham and Edlingham with Bolton Chapel

Church of England Diocese: Newcastle

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Listing Text

NU 11 SW NU 12381096
9/131 Column 410 metres
south-east of
31.12.69 Lemmington Hall

Monumental Column, erected in 1786 by Sir John Soane, for James Evelyn as a
memorial to his parents. Originally at Felbridge Park (Surrey), re-sited 1928
by Sir Stephen Aitchison. Column ashlar, on platform of roughly-squared stone.

Low square platform incorporating a variety of C17/18 architectural fragments.
Column has plain square plinth and moulded circular base encircled by self-
swallowing serpent; smooth tapering shaft. Capital with scrolled necking
carrying corniced square block. Cylindrical altar with curved fluting above
bears eternal flame; overall height c.15 metres.

Various inscriptions; dedication on north side of shaft:

Et Juliae,Uxoris Ejus
(O' Benignissimi Parentes,)
Hanc Columnam,
Hac Terra. (Natale Solum)
Plentissime Gratissimeque
Johannes Soane

Also 14 verses of Addison's 'Hymn to Gratitude', 'Manners Makyth Man' on drum
and 'Soli Deo Gloria' on entablature.

One of Sir John Soane's early commissions, and his only work in Northumberland.
It was transported north in 1927/8 by sea, rail and a specially-constructed
light electric railway; lettering on shaft recut in 1941.

Margaret Hudson, 'Soane's Gratitude in Stone', Country Life, Aug. 31 1978,

Listing NGR: NU1238810964

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