Penshaw Monument
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Penshaw Monument - United Kingdom
Penshaw Monument is located in Herrington Country Park,England.
Penshaw Monument monument was established on 1844.
Primary threats to Penshaw Monument :

It is dedicated to John George Lambton, first Earl of Durham and the first Governor of the Province of Canada.

Historical facts of Penshaw Monument :

The hill on which the Doric tetrastyle monument stands is 136 meters above sea level. Built as a half-sized replica of the Temple of Hephaestus in Athens, the monument dominates the local landscape. Penshaw Monument was designed by John and Benjamin Green and built by Thomas Pratt of Sunderland, based on the Doric order. Charles Vane, 3rd Marquess of Londonderry presented Penshaw Hill as a suitable site. It is 100 feet (30 meters) long, 53 feet (16 meters) wide and 70 feet (20 meters) high. The columns are each 6 feet and 6 inches (2 meters) in diameter. Then the cornice is the upper part which projects outwards. Finally, the pediments are the triangular facings at each end of the Monument. One of the pillars contains a spiral staircase to a walkway around the top of the monument. This was closed to the public after a 15 year old boy, Temporally Arthur Scott, fell to his death on Easter Monday 1926.