SZ3285 : The Tennyson Monument, Tennyson Down

taken 10 years ago, near to Totland, Isle of Wight, Great Britain

The Tennyson Monument, Tennyson Down
The Tennyson Monument, Tennyson Down
The poet Alfred Lord Tennyson used to live at nearby Farringford House. This chalk hill was part of the Farringford Estate and Tennyson would walk this hill daily. His son left the downland to the National Trust. In 1897 this Celtic cross was erected to Tennyson's memory. The inscription on the far side reads

"IN MEMORY OF ALFRED LORD TENNYSON
THIS CROSS IS RAISED A BEACON TO SAILORS BY THE PEOPLE OF
FRESHWATER & OTHER FRIENDS IN ENGLAND AND AMERICA"

It is situated on the highest point of the downs, nearly 150 metres above sea level.
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Date Taken
Thursday, 2 August, 2007   (more nearby)
Submitted
Sunday, 5 August, 2007
Category
Memorial > Memorial   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SZ 3252 8532 [10m precision]
WGS84: 50:39.9988N 1:32.4730W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SZ 3250 8532
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EAST (about 90 degrees)
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