TF8812 : The Fransham Obelisk to Nelson and the Peace of 1814

taken 12 years ago, near to Little Dunham, Norfolk, Great Britain

The Fransham Obelisk to Nelson and the Peace of 1814
The Fransham Obelisk to Nelson and the Peace of 1814
Erected by John Droster of Curd's Hall, Great Fransham in commemoration of Peace Anno Domini MDCCCXIV, the upper plaque reads: "Nelson of the Nile Trafalgar Obit 21n of Oct 1805 Eatatis 47", but actually stands a few metres into the neighbouring parish of Little Dunham. Now it stands over a mile from the nearest road half hidden in a hedgerow between two East Anglian wheat prairie fields, but two hundred year ago it stood framed by an avenue of trees running west from the now demolished Curd's Hall. Curdís Hall was bought by John Drosier from the estate of William Nelson the great-uncle of Horatio Nelson. The Curd family came to Norfolk in the time of Henry III but for some reason changed the family name from Crudd. The obelisk (or obilisk as John Drosier called it) is built of Norfolk Whites, a type of brick fired from the local boulder clay.
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Tuesday, 21 March, 2006   (more nearby)
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Monday, 8 May, 2006
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Monument > Obelisk   (more nearby)
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OSGB36: geotagged! TF 882 125 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:40.6504N 0:46.9446E
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