SX9265 : Memorial to Baroness Mount-Temple

taken 6 years ago, near to Babbacombe, Torbay, Great Britain

Memorial to Baroness Mount-Temple
Memorial to Baroness Mount-Temple
There are two intriguing aspects to this memorial. Firstly, a mystery person daily places flowers in her hand. Sometimes a small spray appears and at other times, as in this photo, a reasonably large bunch of flowers is placed in her hand.SX9265 : Georgina Baroness Mount-Temple

The second point of interest is the base. The base of the fountain is described in the guide books as being of "grey Ashburton marble". Ashburton quarry was one of three local quarries from which limestone was extracted and owned at one time by the firm who owned the Royal Marble Works at St. Marychurch, Torquay. Some of the limestone extracted was suitable to be cut and polished to look like real marble and was known in Victorian times by the general term "Devonshire Marble". Look closely at the base and you can see evidence of the fossils deposited on the seabed some 350 million years ago.

Andrew Blackler of A W Blackler and Son owned quarries at Ashburton, Ogwell and Petit Tor and that is the one that can be seen by looking north from Babbacombe Downs and is at the next headland along the coast. SX9266 : Petit Tor Point
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Date Taken
Saturday, 21 April, 2012   (more nearby)
Saturday, 28 April, 2012
Geographical Context
Geological interest  Quarrying, Mining  Park and Public Gardens 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SX 9244 6565 [10m precision]
WGS84: 50:28.8459N 3:31.0407W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SX 9241 6567
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Southeast (about 135 degrees)
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