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© Mr Terry Abbiss

IoE Number: 269541
Photographer: Mr Terry Abbiss
Date Photographed: 16 June 2004
Date listed: 24 June 1987
Date of last amendment: 24 June 1987
Grade II

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LYNG CPNEW ROAD (South side)ST32NWATHELNEY7/19King Alfred's Monument withrailings

LYNG CP NEW ROAD (South side) ST32NW ATHELNEY 7/19 King Alfred's Monument with railings - - II Monument to King Alfred the Great. 1801 for John Salde, the squire, repaired 1985. Dressed freestone on plain low lias plinth with set-off. A squat obelisk set upon a tall 2-stage podium; moulded plinth; lower stage of podium with a moulded cornice, and slate inscription panel to east; upper stage with scrolls to north and south, and bust of Alfred to east. The monument enclosed by iron railings, spear caps, urn finials at corners and the centre of each side, renewed red brick plinth with Ham stone capping. Erected to commemorate Alfred's occupation in 878. Stands on the site of the former monastery at Athelney which was established 893; This is a Scheduled Ancient Monument (Somerset County No 367). (Aston and Leech, Historic Towns in Somerset, 1977; Pevsner, N. Buildings of England, South and West Somerset, 1958).

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