Lansdowne Monument

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Lansdowne Monument

The Lansdowne Monument, also known as Cherhill Monument, near Cherhill in Wiltshire is a 38 metre (125 foot) stone obelisk erected by Third Marquis of Lansdowne to the designs of Sir Charles Barry to commemorate his ancestor, Sir William Petty in 1845.

The monument was listed grade II* in 1986,[1] and restored by the National Trust in 1990, but the base of the monument is now inaccessible due to the erection of nets to catch stonework dislodged by the recent cold winters. This monument is 100 metres away from the watershed of the River Avon and the River Thames.[2] The monument is located near the Cherhill White Horse.

Cherhill white horse and "Landsdowne Monument".


  1. ^ British Listed Buildings. Retrieved 15 September 2014.  Missing or empty |title= (help)
  2. ^ The Lansdowne Monument near to Cherhill, Wiltshire, Great Britain at, accessed 24 April 2010

Coordinates: 51°25′22″N 1°55′58″W / 51.4228°N 1.9327°W / 51.4228; -1.9327