J H SPEKE MONUMENT ON FOOTPATH TO LENTS GREEN, ABOUT 250 METRES NORTH NORTH WEST OF WORMWOOD FARMHOUSE

Overview

Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II

List Entry Number: 1022769

Date first listed: 24-Jul-1985

Statutory Address: J H SPEKE MONUMENT ON FOOTPATH TO LENTS GREEN, ABOUT 250 METRES NORTH NORTH WEST OF WORMWOOD FARMHOUSE, A365

Statutory Address: J H SPEKE MONUMENT ON FOOTPATH TO LENTS GREEN, ABOUT 250 METRES NORTH NORTH WEST OF WORMWOOD FARMHOUSE, DEVIZES ROAD

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Location

Statutory Address: J H SPEKE MONUMENT ON FOOTPATH TO LENTS GREEN, ABOUT 250 METRES NORTH NORTH WEST OF WORMWOOD FARMHOUSE, A365

Statutory Address: J H SPEKE MONUMENT ON FOOTPATH TO LENTS GREEN, ABOUT 250 METRES NORTH NORTH WEST OF WORMWOOD FARMHOUSE, DEVIZES ROAD

The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

District: Wiltshire (Unitary Authority)

Parish: Box

National Grid Reference: ST 84320 67389

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Details

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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