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Black Down and the Hardy Monument
|Elevation||242 m (794 ft)|
|Prominence||78 m (256 ft)|
|Parent peak||Lewesdon Hill|
|Parent range||South Dorset Downs|
|Topo map||OS Landranger 194|
The treeless summit of Black Down is a popular viewing point, crowned by the 72 foot high Hardy Monument built in 1844 in memory of Vice-Admiral Sir Thomas Masterman Hardy who was Admiral Nelson's Flag Captain at the Battle of Trafalgar.
The site is owned by the National Trust.
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