ST6177 : Inscription to Elizabeth

taken 3 years ago, near to Stapleton, Bristol, Great Britain

Inscription to Elizabeth
Inscription to Elizabeth
This is the modern inscription on the monument near Dower House. Following lightning strikes, the former obelisk was destroyed and remedial work has left it as a simple block of stone now.

The marriage of Charles Noel Somerset, 4th Duke of Beaufort to Elizabeth Somerset (nee Berkeley) was sealed in 1740 and was blessed with six children. The first daughter was Lady Anne Somerset, closely followed by Elizabeth in March 1742.

The 2004 inscription reads:

'Elizabetha Somerset
Caroli Ducis Beaufort Filia Secunda Hic Obiit VII
Restitutum Anno MMIV'

This roughly translates as:
'Elizabeth Somerset, second daughter of Charles Duke of Beaufort, died here 7 May 1760. Restored in the year 2004.'

Legend has it that she died here on the hill after a fall from horseback, aged 18. See ST6177 : To her ladyship for a fuller view.
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Friday, 13 May, 2016   (more nearby)
Monday, 16 May, 2016
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Historic sites and artefacts  Village, Rural settlement  Public buildings and spaces  Country estates 
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OSGB36: geotagged! ST 6179 7717 [10m precision]
WGS84: 51:29.5305N 2:33.1055W
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OSGB36: geotagged! ST 6180 7717
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