Penshaw Monument

KevM

Washington, United Kingdom

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Penshaw Monument is Sunderland’s most prominent landmark. It dominates the skyline and standing on Penshaw hill it’s visible for miles around.

The monument itself was erected in 1844, paid for by public subscription and designed by John and Benjamin Green it is modeled on the Theseum at Athens. It is dedicated to John George Lambton, born 1792, first Earl of Durham, Grand Master of the Order of Freemasons, Member of Parliament, one time Lord Privy Seal, landowner and coal owner.and the first Governor of Canada, otherwise known as Radical Jack.

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