J H Speke Monument On Footpath To Lents Green, About 250 Metres North North West Of Wormwood Farmhouse

Date:
6 Aug 1999
Location:
J H Speke Monument On Footpath To Lents Green, About 250 Metres North North West Of Wormwood Farmhouse, A365, Box, North Wiltshire, Wiltshire, SN13 8JG
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J H Speke Monument On Footpath To Lents Green, About 250 Metres North North West Of Wormwood Farmhouse, Devizes Road, Box, North Wiltshire, Wiltshire, SN13 8JG
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IOE01/00075/03
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Description

This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.

ST 86 NW BOX DEVIZES ROAD, (A365)

2/118 J. H. Speke monument on footpath to Lents Green, about 250m north- north-west of Wormwood Farmhouse

II

Monument, 1865, ashlar with pyramid cap and iron railings closely surrounding. Inscribed 'Here the distinguished and enterprising African Traveller Captain John Hanning Speke lost his life by the accidental explosion of his gun September 15th 1864'. J. H. Speke discovered the source of the Nile in 1858, confirmed in his subsequent expedition of 1860-3, but the discoveries were challenged by Sir R.Burton, and the two were to have publicly debated the issue at the meeting of the British Association in Bath, 16th September 1864.

Listing NGR: ST8432067389

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This is part of the Series: IOE\Aplin_Kim IOE Records for Aplin, Kim; within the Collection: IOE01 Images Of England

Rights

Copyright IoE Mr Kim Aplin. Source Historic England Archive

This photograph was taken for the Images of England project

People & Organisations

Photographer: Aplin, Kim

Rights Holder: Aplin, Kim

Keywords

Ashlar, Iron, Victorian Commemorative Monument, Commemorative, Railings, Monument <By Form>, Barrier