Bulkeley Monument

near Beaumaris, on the island of Anglesey, North Wales

The Bulkeley Monument sits on the top of Baron Hill, close to the town of Beaumaris on the island of Anglesey, North Wales.

The monument, which is arround 90 feet tall, was built in 1875 "In memory of Sir Richard Bulkeley Williams-Bulkeley". The Bulkeley family owned the large house and estate of which Baron Hill was a part.

There is some suggestion that the monument might have been viewed by  the locals as a sign of oppression, since (so it is said) all employees on the estate were instructed to contribute towards the cost of the monument or risk losing their job.

Today the house is unoccupied and in decay. The Bulkeley Monument sits prominent but all alone - apart from several cows grazing in the surrounding fields.