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Elba Monument, Toadpool, Kendal, Cumbria
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member flipflopnick
N 54° 20.951 W 002° 46.582
30U E 514536 N 6022396
Quick Description: The Elba Monument stands in a farmer's field, beside the A591 main road into the Lake District, just north of Plumgarth's roundabout, Kendal. Co-ordinates are public side road to view from. No public access to field.
Location: North West England, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 6/10/2007 10:52:23 AM
Waymark Code: WM1NP3
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1
Views: 46

Long Description:
The monument was erected in 1814 by James Bateman of nearby Tolson Hall. It was built by the Tories of Kendal.

The monument was designed to glorify the imprisonment of the Emperor Napoleon, but he escaped before the memorial’s plaque was in place. It took 100 years for the originally intended inscription to appear, when Charles Cropper of Ellergreen, in 1914, paid for the plaque to be made and mounted on the monument. The plaque reads
“In honour of William Pitt.
The Pilot who weathered
the storm. Elba.”

The obelisk stands to the North West of Kendal in a field known today as Monument Hill, with good views out towards Kendal. It’s on private property and can only be viewed from the side road.

Streetmap UK (SD496951) (visit link)
Date Created/Placed: 1814

Toadpool Kendal Cumbria England LA8 8LX

Height: 7 meter

Illuminated: no

Website: [Web Link]

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