Wellington Monument awarded £1m towards 'urgent repairs'

Home » Latest News » Not Curry Rivel Monument
wellington

A crumbling 19th Century monument has been awarded £1m towards the £4m needed for "urgent repairs".
The Wellington Monument in Somerset was built to mark the Battle of Waterloo, but since 2005 it has been fenced off because of falling stone debris.
Said to be the world's tallest three-sided obelisk, it stands at 75ft (53m) and was built in 1817.
The cash, which came from banking fines, was announced in the government's Autumn Statement.
The National Trust has spent the past year doing detailed survey work on the crumbling structure.
Andy Semple, from the National Trust, said it was "hopefully an important step in safeguarding the monument for the next 200 years for the benefit of the nation".
Conservative MP for Taunton Deane Rebecca Pow, who has been campaigning to save the structure, said she was "absolutely thrilled" by the "huge boost".
Built on one of the highest points of the Blackdown Hills, the landmark was put up as a tribute to the Duke of Wellington's military achievements at the Battle of Waterloo.

More news from Curry Rivel

Xmas PC Meeting old
TG: Fri 24 Jan

The December Curry Rivel Parish Council Meeting will be held at the Village Hall, Thurs. 6th February 2020 at 7.30pm.This is a public meeting. Watch this space for the agenda, planning applications and minutes from the January...

Local Groups webpage
TG: Fri 24 Jan

Ever wondered what's happening in Curry Rivel especially what the local groups and societies have to offer? Have a look and download the calendar HERE to see the wide variety of activities planned for this month, next month and the rest of the year.For more information on the various groups and activities that are running in and...

hippodrome8
TG: Tue 21 Jan 8:36am

Contacts: coxtheatretrips@btinternet.com, WebTel.01458 273085Lots of great trips to Bristol Hippodrome planned for 2020/2021. Two new additions are Dreamgirls and Strictly Ballroom. Full details at www.theatretrips.webeden.co.uk . Two other trips will run if there is enough demand; In August to Sunny Afternoon, featuring The Kinks music and a...