The Browne-Clayton Monument

The Browne-Clayton Monument

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The Browne-Clayton Monument

Features

The Browne-Clayton Monument is a Corinthian column and memorial on Carrigadaggan Hill in south County Wexford.

The column is one of the most unusual sights in County Wexford, and may be a useful filming location for period scenes or for films that need a really unique location. Set on a gorse-covered outcrop, the 28m tall, free standing Corinthian column really stands out against the rural surroundings.

Also, the monument is made more unique by the fact that it is the only internally-accessible Corinthian column in existence. It has an internal staircase that leads to the Capitol at the top. And although the tight staircase might limit the tower’s uses, great views of the surrounding countryside can be seen from the top of the monument.

The granite monument was built in 1839 by landowner Robert Browne-Clayton, and erected in memory of his friend, General Ralph Abercromby, and for the British victory in Egypt during the Napoleonic Wars. It was designed by architect Thomas Cobden. The column is modelled after Pompey’s Pillar in Alexandria.

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Access inside the monument is limited and must be made by prior arrangement.

28.75 metres or 94 feet tall.

Nearest town: New Ross, 14km away.

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Photographer: Gordon Wycherly

Location

Carrigadaggan, Co. Wexford

Contact

Wexford Monument Trust Ltd

Location ID

SW0038

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