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Penshaw Monument
England

View from inside Penshaw Monument, sitting on top of Penshaw Hill on the outskirts of Sunderland.

The monument can be seen for miles and is one of England's North Ease best known landmark. Built in honour of John George Lambton, the 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.

The monument itself was erected in 1844, paid for by public subscription and designed by John and Benjamin Green it is modelled on the Theseum at Athens.

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