Browne Clayton - Ireland
Browne Clayton is located in Carrigbyrne,Wexford.
Browne Clayton monument was established on 1841.
Primary threats to Browne Clayton :
It was built of Mount Leinster granite and contains an internal staircase leading to the Capitol, from which an impressive view of the surrounding country-side can be obtained. It was built by General Robert Browne - Clayton of Carrigbyrne in commemoration of Sir Ralph Abercrombie who was his comman
Historical facts of Browne Clayton :
The Browne - Clayton Monument is a 94ft 4in Corinthian column on a square pedestal base on Carrigadaggan Hill, Carrigbyrne, Co. Wexford, just off the N.25 route between the Irish towns of Wexford and New Ross. It is the only internally accessible Corinthian column in existence and is thus a unique architectural landmark. Its construction commenced in 1839 and was completed in 1841 and is a replica of what is known as Pompey's Pillar in Alexandria, Egypt, which is some 10 feet lower in height. It was built by General Robert Browne - Clayton of Carrigbyrne in commemoration of Sir Ralph Abercrombie who was his commanding officer with whom he fought and was victorious in the Egyptian battles in 1801 against Napoleon. It was at these battles that Abercrombie was mortally wounded. The local name for it is 'Browne's Nonsense" as legend has it that Browne originally built it in memory of his son - thought to be killed in battle but who turned up alive and well shortly after completion of the pillar.