Acton Park Obelisk
Facts in inscription disputed by Dr Harper Smith (local historian) Says obelisk appears on map of Acton house and was moved by a devloper. Derwentwater legends all suspect.
Acton House (Dewentwater House) built 1806
Acton enclosed 1839
Plaque on base:
This monument was designed a a memorial of James Radcliffe Earl of Derwentwater. One of the leaders of the Rebellion of 1715 who was taken prisoner at The Battle of Preston tried in Westminster - Halland beheaded on Tower Hill February 24 - 1716 it was erected by Lady Derwentwater in the grounds of the Mansion in Horn Lane Action formerly General Skippons and afterwards known as - Derwntwater House at which house she was at the time residing. Messrs F A and C J Kerven the owners of Derwentwater House having given the Monument to the council it was moved and - erected by tem on this site in January 1904. A W King J P Chairman of the Council
PMSA recording information
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