The Nelson Pyramid

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Reference #251138

Address:

Thoresby Park

Perlethorpe, Notts

England

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Status: On original site
Type: Freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Within a garden/park/churchyard/enclosure/Marketplace
Description: Other structure/building
Materials:
  • Stone Stone (any)
  • Stone Slate
  • Timber Timber (any)
Lettering: Inscribed on a plaque
Conflicts:
  • Revolutionary/Napoleonic (1792-1815)
About the memorial: Memorial pyramid. c.1800. Ashlar and timber with Westmorland slate cladding. Square plan with, to north, portico with Etruscan columns, square capitals and frieze inscribed 'Palman Qui Mervit Ferat'. Portico interior has walls inscribed, to left, with names of ships and captains involved in the Battle of the Nile (August 1798,) and to right, an incomplete verse. Pyramid interior has round saucer domed chamber with fitted timber bench and panelled doors. Part of a group of memorials to the Battle of the Nile, erected by the owner of the Thoresby Estate, who was a naval officer. c Historic England Listing entry
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Grade II (England)

1045443

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