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Northumberland (Unitary Authority)
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NT 91890 31544



3/60 Lanton Memorial


Obelisk. Probably erected 1827 to John Davison of Lanton by his brother Alexander Davison of Swarland Park. A further inscription records the death of Alexander Davison in 1828. Dressed whinstone with sandstone ashlar plinth and quoins. Square base c.1O ft. high surmounted by tall obelisk, the whole with flush quoins in contrasting stone.

Ashlar strip at top of base inscribed "John Davison 1827". A similar strip c.3 ft. up the obelisk is inscribed "Alexander Davison 1795" which may record the date at which he bought Swarland Park.

Marble tablet on south side of base is inscribed:-

This tablet Dedicated by Sir Wm. Davison of Lanton, Knight of the Illustrious Guelphic Order of Hanover. To the memory of his much beloved and lamented father Alexander Davison Esquire of Swarland Park whose private virtues endeared him to his.....and whose Distinguished Public service ..... Died sincerely lamented December 19th 1828 aged 80 years

Alexander Davison who was chandler to Lord Nelson, erected another similar obelisk in 1806 near Swarland to the memory of Nelson.

Very prominent landscape feature.

Hist. of Northumberland Vol. XI p. 138 Vol. VII p. 401-2

Listing NGR: NT9189031544


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Books and journals
Crawford Hodgson, J, 'A History of Northumberland' in The Parish of Edlingham with the Chapelry of Bolton The Parish of Felton with the Chapelery of Framlingham The Chapelry or Parish of Brinkburn, , Vol. 11, (1904), 401-2
Vickers, K H , 'A History of Northumberland' in The Parishes Carham Branxton Kirknewton Wooler and Ford, , Vol. 11, (1922), 401-2


This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

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Date: 30 Sep 2006
Reference: IOE01/15469/10
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Don Brownlow. Source Historic England Archive
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