Spencer Monument - Blata l-Bajda, Malta
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member holy-ghost
N 35° 53.245 E 014° 29.855
33S E 454653 N 3971578
Quick Description: The Spencer Monument is a restored obelisk monument on the way to Valletta, in Blata l-Bajda.
Location: Malta
Date Posted: 8/18/2011 3:23:02 PM
Waymark Code: WMCBBH
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member saopaulo1
Views: 3

Long Description:
Located at Blata l’Bajda, on an island in the road from Floriana to Hamrun, the Spencer Monument is an obelisk in memory of the Hon Sir Robert Cavendish Spencer, the captain of HMS Madagascar.
He died in Malta on the 4th November 1830 whilst his ship was in quarantine and was the great-great uncle of Diana, Princess of Wales (1961-1997).
The monument was designed by the Maltese architect George Pullicino in 1831 and moved to its present position on top of Spencer Hill in 1893.
It was damaged by lightning in 1975 but has been fully repaired.

(source: amaltaattraction.com)
Date Created/Placed: April 1893

Address:
Triq Nazzjonali, Blata l’Bajda - Malta


Height: circa 15 meters

Illuminated: Not Listed

Website: Not listed

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