The Choragic Monument to Earl Charles, Alton Towers

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Description:The Memorial to the 15th Earl of Shrewsbury was erected in about 1830 by his nephew John, the 16th Earl. It is a copy of the Choragic Monument or Monument to Lysacrates in Athens (compare with the Lanthorn of Demosthenes at Shugborough) and is made of cast iron. It contains a marble bust of the 15th Earl by Peter Hollins of Birmingham, with the inscription 'he made the desert smile'.

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Image courtesy of: Mrs Helen Frost

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Source: Mrs Helen Frost

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