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Latitude: 52.987 / 52°59'13"N
Longitude: -1.8911 / 1°53'27"W
OS Eastings: 407408
OS Northings: 343297
OS Grid: SK074432
Mapcode National: GBR 37K.NQS
Mapcode Global: WHBD4.X5NY
Entry Name: Memorial to the 15th Earl of Shrewsbury
Listing Date: 3 January 1967
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1374741
English Heritage Legacy ID: 275093
Location: Farley, Staffordshire Moorlands, Staffordshire, ST10
District: Staffordshire Moorlands
Civil Parish: Farley
Built-Up Area: Alton Park
Traditional County: Staffordshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Staffordshire
Church of England Parish: Alton St Peter
Church of England Diocese: Lichfield
SK 0643-0743 FARLEY C.P. ALTON PARK
12/98 Memorial to the 15th Earl
3/1/67 of Shrewsbury
Memorial. Circa 1830. Ashlar and cast iron. Square rusticated pedestal
with stepped plinth and oversailing cap; surmounted by a circular base
inscribed "HE MADE THE DESERT SMILE": 6 Corinthian columns define a
cylindrical space containing a pedestalled bust of the 15th Earl of
Shrewsbury, and supporting an entablature and oversailing dome with fish-
scale decoration, scrolls and a central foliated crest. The memorial is
based on the Choragic Monument of Lysicrates in Athens (334 B.C.). This
item forms part of the important garden layout at Alton Towers (q.v.) which
is included at Grade I on the HBMC Gardens Register.B.o.E., p. 58.
Listing NGR: SK0740843297
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