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Monument to Lucy Elam

A Grade II Listed Building in Dent, Cumbria

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Coordinates

Latitude: 54.2875 / 54°17'14"N

Longitude: -2.4765 / 2°28'35"W

OS Eastings: 369077

OS Northings: 488087

OS Grid: SD690880

Mapcode National: GBR CL4V.MT

Mapcode Global: WH94B.XHWH

Entry Name: Monument to Lucy Elam

Listing Date: 14 June 1984

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1383922

English Heritage Legacy ID: 484354

Location: Dent, South Lakeland, Cumbria, LA10

County: Cumbria

District: South Lakeland

Civil Parish: Dent

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cumbria

Church of England Parish: Dent with Cowgill

Church of England Diocese: Carlisle

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Listing Text


DENT

SD68NE DENTDALE
162-1/10/124 (North side)
14/06/84 Monument to Lucy Elam

II

Roadside monument. 1876. Commemorates Lucy Elam, benefactress
who provided for road improvement at this site. Dressed
granite, with polished lettered plaque. Rectangular. Plain
rectangular block with plinth of 2 chamfered steps and chunky
cornice in similar style; plaque inscribed: "THIS STONE IS
ERECTED / BY THE LANDOWNERS AND INHABITANTS OF DENT / IN
GRATEFUL ACKNOWLEDGEMENT TO / LUCY ELAM / AT WHOSE SOLE CHARGE
/ THIS DEVIATION ROAD 1122 YARDS IN LENGTH / WAS MADE A.D.
1876 / IN FILIAL LOVE AND REMEMBRANCE / AND TO FULFIL THE
WISHES OF HER FATHER / JOHN ELAM". (cf. Church of St John the
Evangelist, Dentdale, for wall monuments to members of the
Elam family of Thorns Hall, Sedbergh, qv).
HISTORICAL NOTE: diversion of the road on a level gradient
replaced a section of steep and winding track higher up the
hill.

Listing NGR: SD6907788087

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