2014

SY6085 : Portesham House: former home of the other Thomas Hardy (1)

taken 9 years ago, near to Portesham, Dorset, England

Portesham House: former home of the other Thomas Hardy (1)
Portesham House: former home of the other Thomas Hardy (1)
There is a little slice of British history in this quintessential Georgian village house, as it was once the home of Vice-Admiral Sir Thomas Masterman Hardy until his marriage in 1807. He was Admiral Lord Nelson's flag captain on HMS Victory at the Battle of Trafalgar, and was immortalised when the dying Nelson made his famous remark 'Kiss me Hardy'. Nelson's Hardy is commemorated with a magnificent monument on Black Down hill overlooking the village of Portesham. SY6187 : Black Down Hill: Hardy Monument (1)
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This photo is linked from: Automatic Clusters: · Thomas Hardy [4] Other Photos: · Black Down Hill: Hardy Monument (1) ·
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SY6085, 141 images   (more nearby 🔍)
Photographer
Mike Searle   (more nearby)
Date Taken
Friday, 14 November, 2014   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 15 November, 2014
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SY 6016 8569 [10m precision]
WGS84: 50:40.1703N 2:33.9072W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SY 6019 8568
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West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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