Wellington Monument

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A striking landmark at the heart of an appeal for repair, on the edge of the Blackdown Hills.

Close up view of the scaffolding

Wellington Monument audio guide - repairing the world’s tallest three-sided obelisk

The story of Wellington Monument is one with many ups and downs. It has been redesigned, rebuilt and struck by lightning, twice. Yet this landmark has become a much-loved part of local life. Find out more about the restoration programme, how such extensive repairs came to be needed and why we are still fundraising to protect it.

Wellington Monument

Our work

A deep crack in the stonework of the Wellington Monument, Somerset

Wellington Monument appeal 

To perform a full repair, returning the monument to the stature that was originally intended, and making this special place a more enjoyable place to visit we have a lot of work to do.

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Repairing Wellington Monument  

The £3.45m project to repair Wellington Monument has now begun. Currently clad in scaffolding, the project to restore the monument has reached its halfway point. Find out the latest on the project here.

Inspecting the inside of the Wellington Monument

Memories in the monument 

Your letter could be in the heart of the monument

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The ups and downs of Wellington Monument 

The rocky history of the Wellington Monument, the tallest three-sided obelisk in the world.