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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
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1383922
English Heritage Legacy ID: 484354
Location: Dent, South Lakeland, Cumbria, LA10
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
162-1/10/124 (North side)
14/06/84 Monument to Lucy Elam
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
Listing NGR: SD6907788087
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