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Glendenning Monument, The Octagon, Westport, County Mayo
31212088
Representative view of monument.
Reg. No.31212088
Date1840 - 1850
Previous NameN/A
TownlandCAHERNAMART
CountyCounty Mayo
Coordinates99583, 284358
Categories of Special InterestARCHITECTURAL HISTORICAL SCIENTIFIC SOCIAL
RatingRegional
Original Usemonument
In Use Asmonument
 
Description
Freestanding monument, designed 1844; unveiled 1845; extant 1863, on an octagonal plan on rusticated rock faced granite ashlar base on benchmark-inscribed cut-granite plinth. Damaged, 1923-4. Stripped, 1943. "Restored", 1990-1. Set in relandscaped octagon.

Appraisal

A monument erected as a testimonial to George Glendenning JP (1770-1843), Agent of the Bank of Ireland (appointed 1826), and to a design exhibited (1844) by Charles William Papworth (fl. 1838-80) of Marlborough Street, Dublin (IAA), widely regarded as a particularly important component of the nineteenth-century commemorative architectural heritage of County Mayo: meanwhile, a benchmark remains of additional interest for the connections with cartography and the preparation of maps by the Ordnance Survey (established 1824).
 
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