Hackendown Monument at Kingsgate in the Isle of Thanet
Engraver: Basire, J.
Medium: Aquatint with etching
Print of Hackendown tower at Kingsgate on the Isle of Thanet in Kent. This was built by Henry Lord Holland, who owned the estate at Kingsgate and had a house here, as well as several follies. This monument was on a Saxon burial mound here, which Lord Holland had excavated in 1765. As the Latin inscription suggests, he thought he had found the sight of a great battle between the Anglo-Saxons and the Danes.