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Latitude: 54.4916 / 54°29'29"N
Longitude: -2.6131 / 2°36'47"W
OS Eastings: 360383
OS Northings: 510865
OS Grid: NY603108
Mapcode National: GBR BJ6H.2N
Mapcode Global: WH939.TCVJ
Entry Name: Charles II Monument at Source of the River Lyvennet (At Ngr 604 108)
Listing Date: 24 June 1987
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1145440
English Heritage Legacy ID: 74025
Location: Crosby Ravensworth, Eden, Cumbria, CA10
Civil Parish: Crosby Ravensworth
Traditional County: Westmorland
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cumbria
Church of England Parish: Crosby Ravensworth St Lawrence
Church of England Diocese: Carlisle
CROSBY RAVENSWORTH BLACK DUB
NY 61 SW
9/9 Charles II Monument
at source of the
(at NGR NY 604 108)
Monument erected c1851 by Thomas Bland of Reagill to commemorate the occasion in
1651 when Charles II drank from the source of the river Lyvennet on his way
south from Scotland. Renewed 1861 at the expense of Mr Gibson. Rough-dressed
stone blocks. Square in plan. 2 steps surmounted by base, with decorative
bas-reliefs and inscription on cubic block, on which a squat obelisk stands.
Inscription reads: "HERE, AT BLACK DUB/THE SOURCE OF THE LYVENNET/CHARLES II/
REGALED HIS ARMY ON THEIR MARCH/FROM SCOTLAND/AUGUST 8TH, A.D. 1651". The three
bas-reliefs show: A profile bust of Charles II; a crown (which Charles wished
to possess); a lion (which thwarted his hopes at the battle of Worcester).
Listing NGR: NY6038310865
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