SU4029 : The monument at Farley Mount

taken 15 years ago, 3 km from Ashley, Hampshire, Great Britain

The monument at Farley Mount
The monument at Farley Mount
This pyramidal obelisk was erected to the memory of a racehorse called "Beware Chalk Pit" which won the Hunters Plate at Worthy Down races in October 1734. The plaque at the monument say that "underneath lies buried a horse the property of Paulet St John esq. that in the month of September 1733 leaped into a chalk pit twentyfive feet deep a foxhunting with his master on his back". The story is that his master was so grateful that his surefooted horse prevented his early death that he had this monument built. Probing during the recent restoration revealed no evidence of a horse's remains under the mound. It is possible that the mound is a bronze-age bowl barrow, but no archaeological work has been carried out to confirm this.
Creative Commons Licence [Some Rights Reserved]   © Copyright Jim Champion and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence.
1:50,000 Modern Day Landranger(TM) Map © Crown Copyright
1:50,000 Modern Day Landranger(TM) Map © Crown Copyright
TIP: Click the map for Large scale mapping
Change to interactive Map >
Grid Square
SU4029, 37 images   (more nearby search)
  (find more nearby)
Date Taken
Friday, 27 May, 2005   (more nearby)
Monday, 11 July, 2005
Monument > Monument   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SU 403 290 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:3.5413N 1:25.5803W
Looking for a postcode? Try this pageExternal link
Clickable map

Image classification(about): Geograph
This page has been viewed about 1482 times.
View this location: KML (Google Earth) · Google MapsExternal link · Bing MapsExternal link · Geograph Coverage Map · geotagged! More Links for this image
W Go E
thumbs up icon
You are not logged in login | register