Obelisk

obelisk by michael day flickr

The Obelisk on North Hill. Photograph courtesy of Michael Day 2012.

On North Hill, to the north of Encombe House, Lord Eldon erected a stone obelisk in 1835 to commemorate his elder brother, Sir William Scott, becoming Baron Stowell.

One face reads:

THE FIRST STONE OF THIS OBELISK WAS LAID BY THE LADY F I BANKES THE YOUNGER DAUGHTER OF THE FIRST EARL OF ELDON. MAY XXVIII MDCCCXXXV.

A second face reads:

IN HONOUR OF SIR WILLIAM SCOTT CREATED BARON STOWELL. THIS OBELISK IS ERECTED BY HIS BROTHER. MDCCCXXXV.

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