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Stoodley Pike Monument - Todmorden , West Yorkshire, UK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member denben
N 53° 42.857 W 002° 02.534
30U E 563209 N 5952159
Quick Description: Stoodley Pike Obelisk can be seen for miles in the Upper Calderdale area.
Location: Yorkshire, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 7/25/2011 11:42:40 AM
Waymark Code: WMC4RC
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1
Views: 10

Long Description:
Stoodley Pike Monument was designed in 1854 by local architect James Green, and completed in 1856. It replaced an earlier structure, started in 1814 and commemorating the defeat of Napoleon and the surrender of Paris. It was completed in 1815, after the Battle of Waterloo but collapsed in 1854 after an earlier lightning strike. Its replacement was therefore built slightly further from the edge of the hill. During repair work in 1889 a lightning conductor was added, and although the tower has since been struck by lightning on numerous occasions, no notable structural damage is evident.

Source: Wikipedia
Date Created/Placed: Built in 1854-1856

Address:
Todmorden, Calderdale, West Yorkshire, UK


Height: 121 feet

Illuminated: no

Website: [Web Link]

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