Admiral Lord Nelson

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Reference WMO/275591


Birchen Edge

nr Baslow

DE45 1PQ


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Status: On original site
Type: Freestanding
Location: External
Setting: Within a garden/park/churchyard/enclosure/Marketplace
Description: Pillar/column
  • Metal Metal (any)
  • Stone Stone (any)
Lettering: Inscribed on a plaque
  • Revolutionary/Napoleonic (1792-1815)
About the memorial: A gritstone obelisk surmounted by a ball. Inscriptions are incised on the 6 and 3 o'clock faces of the obelisk and on the rock surface near the base. A later metal plaque is set into the rock surface near the base. Three large natural rocks nearby, supposedly resembling ships' prows, are known as the Three Ships and have ships' names incised on their faces.
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6 o'clock face: SL/ OCT 21/ 1805 (SL may be graffiti) 3 o'clock face: HF (May be graffiti) Rock surface near base: GH (May be graffiti) Plaque: NELSON'S MONUMENT/ ERECTED IN 1810 TO THE MEMORY/ OF/ ADMIRAL LORD NELSON/ AND TO COMMEMORATE THE BATTLE OF TRAFALGAR/ A.D./ NELSON/ DIED/ Oct. 21/ 1805/ RESTORED IN 1992 BY THE 1805 CLUB AND THE PEAK NATIONAL PARK/ PLEASE DO NOT DEFACE OR TIE ROPES TO THE MONUMENT Northern rock: VICTORY Central rock: DEFIANCE Southern rock: ROYAL SOVERIN (Sic)

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