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Latitude: 52.7228 / 52°43'21"N
Longitude: -3.0451 / 3°2'42"W
OS Eastings: 329507
OS Northings: 314414
OS Grid: SJ295144
Mapcode National: GBR B4.1GZG
Mapcode Global: WH8BH.6T6J
Plus Code: 9C4RPXF3+4W
Entry Name: Admiral Rodney's Pillar
Listing Date: 26 October 1953
Last Amended: 29 December 1994
Source ID: 7667
Building Class: Commemorative
Location: Located at the top point of Breidden Hill, OS datum 345m.
Community: Bausley with Criggion (Bausley gyda Chrugion)
Community: Bausley with Criggion
Traditional County: Montgomeryshire
Commemorative column, 1781-2.
Breidden deolerite. Plinth raised over two steps, with unmoulded cornice carrying a Doric style column with entasis, capital and abacus, all surmounted by a drum and finial replacing the original gilded ball in 1847 after a lightning strike. Granite panel on west face states it was erected by the 'Gentlemen of Montgomeryshire' to commemorate the naval successes of Sir George Brydges Rodney, Admiral of the White, prior to, and on the eve of his defeat of the French off Dominica, West Indies, in 1782 (Battle of the Saints). Repaired 1847, 1896 and 1983-4. Inscription in Welsh recorded by Rev Roberts of Criggion had disappeared by 1890.
To the NE, triangulation pillar with bench mark S4796.
Rodney's Pillar is graded II* as a conspicuous historical landmark in and around the Upper Severn Valley.
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