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Elba Monument

A Grade II Listed Building in Strickland Ketel, Cumbria

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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

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1213003

English Heritage Legacy ID: 76411

Location: Strickland Ketel, South Lakeland, Cumbria, LA9

County: Cumbria

Civil Parish: Strickland Ketel

Traditional County: Westmorland

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cumbria

Church of England Parish: Burneside St Oswald

Church of England Diocese: Carlisle

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Listing Text

SD 49 NE


Elba Monument


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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