Obelisk

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On North Hill, to the north of Encombe House, Lord Eldon erected a 40 feet high stone obelisk in 1835 to commemorate his elder brother, Sir William Scott, becoming Baron Stowell.

obelisk by michael day flickr
The Obelisk on North Hill. Photograph courtesy of Michael Day 2012.

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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Page last updated: 29 January 2021


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