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Nelson Monument
Nelson Monument
Nelson Monument
Nelson Monument
Nelson Monument
Nelson Monument
Nelson Monument
Nelson Monument
Nelson Monument
Nelson Monument
Nelson Monument

Photo credit: Susan Dawson / Art UK

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An obelisk with inscriptions. Partially obscured by bushes and trees, it stands on a slightly raised platform at the eastern edge of what were formerly the grounds of Alexander Davison's house at Swarland Park (demolished in 1947) and is protected on the western side by a ditch and the remains of a curved, squared-stone wall with railings on top.

Date

1807

Medium

dressed sandstone

Measurements

H 1100 x W (?) x D (?) cm;
Plinth: H 330 x W 275 x D (?) cm

Accession number

NE65_SD_S001

Acquisition method

commissioned by Alexander Davison

Work type

Obelisk

Work status

extant

Listing status

Grade II (England and Wales)

Unveiling date

1807

Listing date

31/12/69

Access

at all times

Inscription description

incised in Roman letters on east face of base: VICTORY, 21st OCTOBER, 1805; incised in Roman letters on inset panel on east face on shaft: "ENGLAND EXPECTS EVERY MAN TO DO HIS DUTY"; incised in Roman letters on inset panel on dado: NOT TO COMMEMORATE THE PUBLIC VIRTUES / AND HEROIC ACHIEVEMENTS OF / NELSON, / WHICH IS THE DUTY OF ENGLAND; / BUT TO THE MEMORY OF A PRIVATE FRIENDSHIP, / THIS ERECTION IS DEDICATED BY / ALEXANDER DAVISON / SWARLAND HALL


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Located at

Felton, Swarland

NE65 9NZ

Located 50 metres north of the A1 turn off to Swarland in a clearing with bushes and trees. It stands on a slightly raised platform and is protected by a ditch and a wall with railings on top.