Hexham, Benson's Monument

  • Description

    "The memorial to Lieutenant-Colonel George Elliott Benson at the top of Beaumont Street at its junction with Battle Hill. The memorial takes the form of a statue of Lt-Col Benson, in uniform but without his hat, striding and upright with a pair of binoculars in his hand. The statue is mounted on a stone plinth with the inscription on the front face of the plinth (http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/541741). The memorial, which is Grade II listed, was unveiled in 1904. It is placed so that he is facing his old home in the South Tyne Valley. http://www.roll-of-honour.com/Northumberland/HexhamBenson.html Roll of Honour GE Benson" Photo by David Dixon, 2012.
  • Owner

    David Dixon
  • Source

    Geograph (Geograph)
  • License

    What does this mean? Creative Commons License
  • Further information

    Link: http://www.geograph.org.uk/photo/3194847
    Resource type: Image
    Added by: Simon Cotterill
    Last modified: 5 years, 7 months ago
    Viewed: 467 times
    Picture Taken: 2012-10-16
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