SU2264 : The Ailesbury Column, Savernake Forest

near to Durley, Wiltshire, Great Britain

The Ailesbury Column, Savernake Forest
The Ailesbury Column, Savernake Forest
This column in Savernake Forest was erected in 1781. The inscription on its base reads: "This Column was erected By Thomas Bruce Earl of Ailesbury As a Testimony Of Gratitude To his ever honoured Uncle, Charles Earl of Ailesbury and Elgin, who left to him these Estates And procured for him the Barony of Tottenham , And of Loyalty to his most Gracious Sovereign GEORGE III Who unsolicited conferred upon him The honour of an Earldom; but above all of Piety To GOD, FIRST, HIGHEST, BEST, whose blessing consecrateth every gift And fixeth its true Value." This view is approaching the column from the west along Column Ride.
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Saturday, 15 April, 2006   (more nearby)
Monday, 17 April, 2006
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Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 229 648 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:22.9075N 1:40.3402W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SU 228 648
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East-southeast (about 112 degrees)
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