SZ0378 : Swanage, King Alfred's Memorial

taken 9 years ago, near to Swanage, Dorset, Great Britain

Swanage, King Alfred's Memorial
Swanage, King Alfred's Memorial
Situated on Shore Road and listed by English Heritage LinkExternal link this memorial was erected in 1862 by John Mowlem, to commemorate King Alfred's defeat of the Danes in Swanage Bay, in AD 877. Unfortunately, it is not known whether the Danish fleet perished at Alfred's hands, or by storm, or through mist. The cannonballs on the top (from the Crimean War) might be a touch anachronistic, but the seagull probably isn't bothered.
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Date Taken
Monday, 16 March, 2009   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 17 March, 2009
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Memorial > Memorial   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SZ 03134 78892 [1m precision]
WGS84: 50:36.5841N 1:57.4242W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SZ 03131 78880
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