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Sir John Barrow Monument

The monument is also known as the Hoad Monument, as it stands on Hoad Hill.

The monument was built in 1850 in memory of Sir John Barrow (1764-1848). About £1200 was collected by public subscription. It has now been reopened to the public (2010), after closing in 2003.

It is a Grade II listed building. See LinkExternal link .
A notice by the doorway states -
Restored and maintained by Ulverston Town Council in 2010 and opened by volunteer Monument Keepers. The Monument is open when the flag is flying. This restoration works were funded by Heritage Lottery Fund, English Heritage, Ulverston Town Council, South Lakeland District Council, North West Development Agency and Cumbria County Council with donations collected from the community by the Friends of Sir John Barrow Monument.

See SD2978 : Sir John Barrow Memorial, Ulverston and SD2979 : Doorway to the Hoad Monument for photos before the restoration.
The design is based on the old Eddystone Lighthouse, or Smeaton Tower, which was re-erected on Plymouth Hoe (see SX4753 : The Smeaton Tower ). Although the original intent was to install a light at the top, this was never done.
by Ian Taylor

Created: Mon, 13 Sep 2010, Updated: Fri, 14 Jun 2019


24 images use this description:

SD2979 : Hoad Hill Monument by DS Pugh
SD2979 : Sir John Barrow Monument (interior) by Ian Taylor
SD2979 : Sir John Barrow Monument by Ian Taylor
SD2979 : Staircase in the monument by DS Pugh
SD2979 : Base of the monument by DS Pugh
SD2979 : Hoad Hill from the north-west by Stephen Craven
SD2979 : Sir John Barrow Monument (detail) by Ian Taylor
SD2979 : Entrance to the Sir John Barrow Monument by Stephen Craven
SD2978 : Hoad Hill from Hoad Lane by DS Pugh
SD2978 : Path climbing Hoad Hill by DS Pugh
SD2979 : Sir John Barrow Monument (interior) by Ian Taylor
SD2978 : Booth's Roundabout (A590), Ulverston by habiloid
SD2979 : Sir John Barrow Monument (interior) by Ian Taylor
SD2979 : Flags below the monument by DS Pugh
SD2979 : Sir John Barrow monument on Hoad Hill, from Booths car park by Rich Tea
SD2878 : Church Walk, Ulverston by habiloid
SD2878 : Ulverston Marketplace by Adrian Taylor
SD2979 : Sir John Barrow Monument by Ian Taylor
SD2979 : Top of the Barrow Monument by DS Pugh
SD2979 : Sir John Barrow Monument by Ian Taylor
SD2979 : Sir John Barrow Monument, Ulverston by David Dixon
SD2979 : View from the top of the monument by DS Pugh
SD2979 : Approaching the summit of  Hoad Hill by Stephen Craven
SD2979 : Inside the monument by DS Pugh


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