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© Dr Neil Bentham

IoE Number: 267923
Location: THE JOLLIFFE COLUMN AND TERRACED BASE,
  KILMERSDON, MENDIP, SOMERSET
Photographer: Dr Neil Bentham
Date Photographed: 04 April 2003
Date listed: 11 March 1968
Date of last amendment: 25 June 1986
Grade II*

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KILMERSDON CPST75SWAMMERDOWN PARK6/140The Jolliffe Column and terracedbase

KILMERSDON CP ST75SW AMMERDOWN PARK 6/140 The Jolliffe Column and terraced base (previously listed as The Joliffe Column at Ammerdown House) 11.3.68 - II* Prospect column. 1853, in memory of Thomas Samuel Jolliffe. By Joseph Jopling. Ashlar. Tapering cylindrical column, "a curious object, more like a lighthouse or a very big candelstick than a column, surmounted by a cage ornamented with stained glass", now virtually all missing; height approximately 50 m. Pedestal square on plan with semi-circular head door opening, now blocked and 3 corresponding incised stone tablets, one in English, one French, and one Latin commemorating Jolliffe; windows at the angles. Terraced base reached by 4 sets of stone steps, curved balustrades. (Country Life, Feb 16, 1929).

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