NX9565 : Waterloo monument

taken 3 months ago, near to New Abbey, Dumfries And Galloway, Great Britain

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Waterloo monument
Waterloo monument
Waterloo Tower near New Abbey.
The Waterloo Tower near to New Abbey and built in 1816. It stands 150 feet in height on Peniel Heugh (itself being 744 ft), it was erected by the Marquess of Lothian.
A sandstone tablet above the entrance reads as follows.
"Erected in 1816
To record the Valour
Of those British, Belgian
And Prussian soldiers
Who under
WELLINGTON and BLUCHER
On the 18th of June, 1815
Gained the Victory
Of
WATERLOO
By which French Tyranny
Was overthrown
and Peace restored
To the World
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NX9565, 15 images   (more nearby search)
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 15 January, 2020   (more nearby)
Submitted
Wednesday, 25 March, 2020
Geographical Context
Historic sites and artefacts  Uplands 
Primary Subject of Photo
Monument 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NX 9525 6557 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:58.4216N 3:38.2808W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NX 9521 6550
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North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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