ST7270 : Here he fell

taken 6 years ago, near to Lansdown, Bath And North East Somerset, Great Britain

Here he fell
Here he fell
Sir Bevile Grenvile, a Cornish member of the House of Commons and staunch Royalist, brought his men to this plateau overlooking Bath in support of Lord Hopton. Having pushed back the Parliamentarian forces of Sir William Waller, Grenvile was literally pole-axed in the ensuing conflict; his men carried him to the village of Cold Ashton but he succumbed to his injuries. Thereafter, the Royalist cause suffered not only from the loss of a great leader but also from the loss of morale of the Cornish fighters.

The monument here was constructed in 1720 and made of ashlar, which sadly has not lasted that well. It is now Grade II listed.
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ST7270, 59 images   (more nearby )
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Date Taken
Monday, 16 January, 2012   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 14 February, 2012
Category
Memorial > Memorial stone   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! ST 7218 7034 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:25.8824N 2:24.0941W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! ST 7219 7034
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Northwest (about 315 degrees)
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