Hoad Monument Ulverston

Hoad Monument Ulverston

Hoad Monument Ulverston:

High up on a hill as you are approaching Ulverston in Cumbria, is what at first glance appears to be a lighthouse.

Known locally as Hoad Monument this limestone tower is a memorial to Sir John Barrow.

Sir John Barrow was a locally born naval administrator and traveller.

It stands at 450 feet above the town and was modelled on the earlier Eddystone Lighthouse. It was built in 1850.

Furthermore, the monument has 112 narrow steps leading to a lantern chamber, which has never had a functioning light.

In 2003, the monument was in need of major restoration work.

With the help of the Heritage Lottery Fund, the repairs were completed in March 2008.

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