Monument record MDR7541 - Nelson Monument, Baslow

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Protected Status/Designation

  • None recorded

Full Description

Obelisk erected by three residents of Baslow in memory of Lord Nelson and in commemoration of the Battle of Trafalgar; also three massive rocks inscribed with the names 'Victory', 'Defiance' and 'Royal Soverien' (sic) representing three ships in line ahead (SMR 15839). Built 1810. The inscription on the obelisk has become eroded and almost indecipherable with the exception of the date '1905' whaich was cut on the occasion of a visit by schoolchildren under Dr. E. M. Wrench on the centenary of the battle (1)

Sources/Archives (2)

  • <1> Index: Aubrey, A. 1972. Peak Park Treasures E1. E1.
  • <2> Bibliographic reference: Rodgers, F. 1979. Curiosities of the Peak. p134.

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Location

Grid reference Centred SK 2787 7293 (10m by 10m) (Centre)
Civil Parish BASLOW AND BUBNELL, DERBYSHIRE DALES, DERBYSHIRE

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Record last edited

Apr 13 2015 11:21AM

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