Finsthwaite Tower (formerly Pennington Lodge Tower)

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Reference WMO/176218

Address:

Finsthwaite Woods

Finsthwaite

LA12 8AW

England

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Status: On original site
Type: Freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Attached to a building/structure
Description: Other structure/building
Materials:
  • Stone Stone (any)
Lettering: Incised
Conflicts:
  • Revolutionary/Napoleonic (1792-1815)
About the memorial: Two storey folly tower with stone plaque on the south facing elevation. It was built as 3 storeys but the top storey was removed many years ago, date unknown. It was originally a viewpoint but during the 20th century dense woodland has been planted, and it now has no views and is actually quite hard to find, forlorn and forgotten about. Also the entrance doorway has been blocked up.It was formerly known as the Pennington Lodge Tower. The battles referred to are the naval battles of St. Vincent, Camperdown & the Nile.
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ERECTED/TO HONOR THE/OFFICERS, SEAMEN AND MARINES/OF THE/ROYAL NAVY/WHOSE MATCHLESS CONDUCT AND/IRRESISTIBLE VALOUR DECISIVELY DEFEATED/THE FLEETS OF FRANCE, SPAIN AND HOLLAND/AND PRESERVED AND PROTECTED/LIBERTY AND COMMERCE/1799

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Grade II (England)

1225215

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