COLUMN 410 METRES SOUTH EAST OF LEMMINGTON HALL

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II*
List Entry Number:
1371077
Date first listed:
31-Dec-1969
Statutory Address:
COLUMN 410 METRES SOUTH EAST OF LEMMINGTON HALL

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Location

Statutory Address:
COLUMN 410 METRES SOUTH EAST OF LEMMINGTON HALL

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

District:
Northumberland (Unitary Authority)
Parish:
Edlingham
National Grid Reference:
NU 12388 10964

Details

1EDLINGHAM LEMMINGTON HALL NU 11 SW NU 12381096 9/131 Column 410 metres south-east of 31.12.69 Lemmington Hall GV II*

Monumental Column, erected in 1786 by Sir John Soane, for James Evelyn as a memorial to his parents. Originally at Felbridge Park (Surrey), re-sited 1928 by Sir Stephen Aitchison. Column ashlar, on platform of roughly-squared stone.

Low square platform incorporating a variety of C17/18 architectural fragments. Column has plain square plinth and moulded circular base encircled by self- swallowing serpent; smooth tapering shaft. Capital with scrolled necking carrying corniced square block. Cylindrical altar with curved fluting above bears eternal flame; overall height c.15 metres.

Various inscriptions; dedication on north side of shaft:

JACOBUS EVELYN Filius EDWARD EVELYN Et Juliae,Uxoris Ejus (O' Benignissimi Parentes,) Hanc Columnam, Hac Terra. (Natale Solum) Ponendam Plentissime Gratissimeque Curavit D MDCCLXXXVI Johannes Soane Architectus U.B.

Also 14 verses of Addison's 'Hymn to Gratitude', 'Manners Makyth Man' on drum and 'Soli Deo Gloria' on entablature.

One of Sir John Soane's early commissions, and his only work in Northumberland. It was transported north in 1927/8 by sea, rail and a specially-constructed light electric railway; lettering on shaft recut in 1941.

Margaret Hudson, 'Soane's Gratitude in Stone', Country Life, Aug. 31 1978, 592-3.

Listing NGR: NU1238810964

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
236472
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
'Country Life' in 31 August, (1978), 592-593

Legal

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

End of official listing

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Date: 18 Feb 2006
Reference: IOE01/15210/27
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