Shugborough Hall, Staffordshire

Mathematical Gazetteer of the British Isles

George Anson, the circumnavigator whose voyage was tragically hindered by not knowing his longitude (See London other institutions.) - was born at Shugborough Hall, Staffordshire about 3 miles east of Stafford. There is an arch commemorating his voyage, with busts and a naval trophy near the north entrance to Shugborough Railway Tunnel. Barton's description indicates it may be visible from the train from Stafford to London, above and to the left as one approaches the tunnel. He built a number of other monuments in his grounds, including one to the cat that supposedly accompanied him on all his voyages. [1]

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  1. Barton, Stuart. Monumental Follies An exposition on the eccentric edifices of Britain. Lyle Publications, Worthing, Sussex, 1972. pp.182-183, with photos.

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