The Cat

From the guide book:

There are two theories concerning the Cat’s Monument’s existent. One tale suggest it is a decication to the ship’s cat on the Centurion who kept the ship free of vermin during its lengthy circumnavigation. Another story claims it is a memorial to a family pet a Persian Cat by the name of Khouli-Khan.

The monument was probably the work of Thomas Wright, completed around 1749 and the depiction of Corsican goats is a dedication to the herd which were kept on the estate.

Corsican Goat

The Cat's Monument

The first photo reminds me of the Cheshire Cat…

16 Comments CherryPie on Feb 21st 2013

16 Responses to “The Cat’s Monument”

  1. Lisl says:

    The sculpture has worn very well, Cherie. I reminds me of a cat on the Norman font in the Somerset Church of Lullington

  2. james higham says:

    All cats should have monuments – they’re so regal.

  3. CrashRyan says:

    a cute monument ..!

  4. ....peter:) says:

    It is a lovely old monument to the cats Cherie and you presented it very well with these three pictures….peter:)

  5. Ginnie says:

    Don’t you love the stories they come up with, Cherry! Makes you wonder what we’d find out if we could go all the way back to the beginning! :)

  6. angus dei says:

    Purrfect picture CherryPie:)

  7. jamsodonnell says:

    Cats will not be happy until there is a two mile high monument in each town…

  8. Nah, the Cheshire Cat got a bigger grin. :D