List grade: 1
List number: 1041405
Grid ref: NU1915213030

Percy Tenantry Column, Alnwick


When agricultural prices fell after the Napoleonic Wars, Hugh, the 2nd Duke of Northumberland, reduced the rents of his tenants by a quarter to alleviate their hardship. The column, in a prominent location in Alnwick, was paid for by the tenants in thanks for this. The foundation stone was laid on 1st July 1816 and the column was built by the Duke's architect David Stephenson using tenant labour. It has been suggested that features of the Tenantry Column may have inspired the design of Nelson's Column in Trafalgar Square, London[1] Inscription: "TO HUGH, DUKE OF NORTHUMBERLAND, K.G. IS ERECTED, DEDICATED, AND INSCRIBED, BY A GRATEFUL AND UNITED TENANTRY / ANNO DOMINI MDCCCXVI." The monument is Grade I listed.

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Percy Tenantry Monument base

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The Alnwick War Memorial and Percy Tenantry Column

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The Tenantry Column, Alnwick

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Tenantry Column

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Percy Tenantry Column
- A detailed description of the column and its history. " An imposing Greek Doric column sitting on a square pedestal with chamfered corners on top of a circular flight of three ...

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PERCY TENANTRY COLUMN - List Entry
- "'The Farmers' Folly' begun 1816 to designs by David Stephenson of Newcastle. Completed by the 3rd Duke. Greek Doric column of 83 ft with shallow fluting and foliate cap to ...

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Alnwick Tenants' Column

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Image taken from page 407 of 'The History of the Borough, Castle, and Barony of Alnwick. [With illustrations.]'

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