Millstone grit and Portland stone
30 feet (Height - approx)
Belton House, Lincolnshire (Accredited Museum)
Alford Monument - situated in the park, to the east of the lake. The construction is of large dimensioned building stones. The structure rests apparently on an adequate foundation. The materials used are a good millstone grit for the plinth and a good Portland stone for the monument. It would seem that the urn is of three stones, a lid, a top including the neck and a basestone including the swags. The socle is separate and sits upon a plain moulded cap of the column – the column is of stone, and again is of one, the plinth to the column is of another stone, and this rests on a good single, square basestone. Separate stones for the decoration must surely be the deerheads which presumably had deer horns. The metal fixing dowels for the horns remaining extant.