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Nelson's Monument

A rough-hewn granite obelisk created from an ancient standing stone, this was the first monument in Britain to be dedicated to the memory of Admiral Lord Nelson following his death at the Battle of Trafalgar in 1805. It lies on a hillock in the village of Taynuilt (Argyll and Bute), to the north of the church, but was brought from its original site a mile (1.6 km) to the northwest, where it had fallen many years before.

The monument is inscribed: "To the memory of Lord Nelson this stone was erected by Lorn Furnace workmen, 1805". The nearby Lorn Furnace (or Bonawe Iron Furnace) once made cannonballs for the Royal Navy and hence felt a strong connection to Nelson and his victories


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