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Detail from: Memorial to 158 Squadron by Peter W. Naylor, 2009

Bagot Monument

Summary

Type Shaft

     Four steps lead to a square sectioned monument with an inscribed plaque on the east side. The monument is topped with a flat capstone (slightly raised in the centre to deflect rain).
     William, 2nd Lord Bagot, took an active interest in archaeology and ancient and medieval history as a Fellow of the Society of Antiquaries. He was especially interested in the history of his own family, who had held lands in Staffordshire since the Norman Conquest. His decision to erect a memorial on the site of the family's medieval manor house two miles away from Blithfield developed out of this interest. He was also the author of the Memorials of the Bagot Family, printed privately at Blithfield in 1823.
     The obelisk marks what was once the site of the Bagot family's medieval manor house. The inscription (no longer legible) detailed Ralph Bagot's departure to nearby Blithfield in 1360 upon his marriage to Elizabeth, heiress of Richard de Blithfield.

Inscriptions

There was an inscription on an inset tablet (50cm x 60cm), but this is no longer legible.

Contributor details

Contributor Role
unknown, None ---

Element details

Part of work Material Dimensions
Base (lowest step) Stone 2.15m x 2.15m x 44cm high
Base (next step) Stone 1.85m x 1.85m x 22cm high
Base (third step) Stone 1.62m x 1.62m x 19cm high
Base (fourth step) Stone 1.43m x 1.43m x 20cm high
Cuboid Stone 1.23m x 1.23m x 1.6m high
Cap Stone 1.36m x 1.36m x 10cm high

PMSA recording information

Reference Region
STesABxx001 BM
General condition Fair
Surface condition
  • Abrasions, cracks, splits
  • Biological growth
  • Surface spalling, crumbling
Structural condition
  • Broken, missing parts
Vandalism
  • None
Road B5234
Precise location In Monument Field, 250 yards south east of Bagots Bromley Farmhouse (on south side of B5234 west of its junction with B5014)
A-Z ref None
OS ref SK067259
Date of design None
Year of unveiling 1811
Unveiling details 1811
Commissioned by William, 2nd Lord Bagot
Duty of care None
Listing status II
At risk? No known risk

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