Sitting atop Culver Down in Bembridge is the large granite obelisk built as a monument to the Earl of Yarborough who died in 1846

Built in 1849 originally half a mile west and later moved to where it sits now in the 1860’s the granite obelisk has a square base with a family crest carved into two of it’s sides, there is an inscription set in it showing the great affection the Earl was held in by the Islanders.

The 1st Earl of Yarborough who the memorial was built for was named Charles Pelham who was originally from Lincolnshire and inherited Appuldurcombe House through marriage which at the time was the grandest manor on the whole Island and became his second home. The Earl was appointed the first Commodore of the Royal Yacht Squadron at Cowes so visited the Island and house on a regular basis and carried out a great number of alterations to the property including a new entrance and a large library



Culver Down BEMBRIDGE Isle Of Wight PO36 8QT

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