Penshaw Monument

Local namePenshaw Monument
LocationSunderland, UK

The Penshaw Monument (), officially The Earl of Durham's Monument, was built in 1844 on Penshaw Hill between the districts of Washington and Houghton-le-Spring, now within the City of Sunderland, North East England. It is dedicated to John George Lambton, 1st Earl of Durham and the first Governor of the Province of Canada, affectionately known as Radical Jack.

Penshaw Monument was built as a memorial to John Lambton's work on the Durham report which was commissioned by Lord Melbourne in 1838 to seek direction on how best the British Empire should manage its colonies around the globe. The report recommended nearly complete self governance for advanced colonies and became one of the most important documents in the whole of the British Empire, formulating a new relationship between London and the colonies.

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Address SR4 9, United Kingdom

Coordinates 54°52'58.903" N -1°28'51.141" E

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