"Penshaw Monument" Penshaw Favorite Tip by Beefy_SAFC

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  Penshaw Monument, Sunderland
by Beefy_SAFC
 
 

Favorite thing: There's only one thing at Penshaw (near and within the boundaries of the City of Sunderland) and that's Penshaw Monument. The monument itself was erected in 1844, designed by John and Benjamin Green and modelled on the Theseum at Athens. It is dedicated to John George Lambton, first Earl of Durham and the first Governor of Canada. Penshaw Hill, on which the monument is built, is associated with the local legend and song about the Lambton Worm - see:

http://www.sunderland.ac.uk/lambton.html

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The agricultural Durham County Show is held near Penshaw Monument, this as of Summer 2002.

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  • Updated Sep 11, 2002
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