Summer House Knott

Pleased  to report that the renovations to the tower on the top of Summer House Knott are nearly finished and you can ascend a nice new staircase (extra) to take in the view.  Only it was very rainy today so the view is non-existent and instead you get a view of Mr P and the house-guests trying to work out the wording on the new memorials to some old battles :- Nile and Aboukir Bay, Cape St Vincent and Camperdown.  (1780).  The tower was built in 1799 by the owner of Finsthwaite House and carries the inscription:-
To the Memory of
The Officers, Seamen and Marines
of the
whose matchless Conduct and
irresistible Valour decisively defeated
the Fleets of France, Spain and Holland
and preserved and protected

I’m guessing the battles on the new memorials were some of the ones referred to on the old tower but my military history knowledge is not up to working this out.   Clearly someone local cares about this and has the money to keep the memories alive and  and the old tower in good order. 

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