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Latitude: 54.3492 / 54°20'56"N
Longitude: -2.7755 / 2°46'31"W
OS Eastings: 349690
OS Northings: 495123
OS Grid: SD496951
Mapcode National: GBR 9L14.XQ
Mapcode Global: WH82P.BYL7
Entry Name: Elba Monument
Listing Date: 28 March 1984
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1213003
English Heritage Legacy ID: 76411
Location: Strickland Ketel, South Lakeland, Cumbria, LA9
District: South Lakeland
Civil Parish: Strickland Ketel
Traditional County: Westmorland
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cumbria
Church of England Parish: Burneside St Oswald
Church of England Diocese: Carlisle
SD 49 NE
Monument erected in 1814 by James Bateman of Tolson Hall. Roughly squared and
coursed limestone on 2-stage plinth with ashlar dressings. A plaque (now
missing) apparently stated:
"In honour of William Pitt the Pilot that
weathered the storm" Elba. James
Bateman of Tolson Hall intended to inscribe
these words on this monument, when he built
it in 1814. But owing to Napoleon's escape
from Elba the inscription was not engraved.
A century later this tablet was placed here
in 1914 by Charles Cropper of Ellergreen.
The monument stands on a mound known as monument hill North West of Kendal and
has landscape value.
Listing NGR: SD4969095123
This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.
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