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WAINMANS PINNICLE, COWLING, NORTH YORKSHIRE, ENGLAND.

WAINMAN'S PINNICLE , OR KNOWN LOCALY AS COWLING PINNACLE AS IT IS CLOSEST TO THE TOWN OF COWLING IN NORTH YORKSHIRE. THE PINICLE IS TAPERING SOLID STRUCTURE, AND THERE ARE A NUMBER OF POSSIBLE SUGGESTIONS AS TO ITS EXISTENCE - A MEMORIAL TO LADY AMCOTT'S HUSBAND, WHO DIED IN THE CIVIL WAR; ERECTED BY RICHARD WAINMAN TO MARK THE DEFEAT OF NAPOLEON AT THE BATTLE OF WATERLOO IN 1815; OR A MEMORIAL TO HIS SON, WHO DIED IN THE NAPOLEONIC WAR. BY THE LATTER PART OF THE 19TH CENTURY THE PINNACLE HAD BECOME SEVERELY DAMAGED BY LIGHTNING, AS A RESULT OF WHICH IT WAS DEMOLISHED AND REBUILT IN JANUARY 1900 BY MESSRS. GOTT AND RIDDIOUGH OF COWLING.

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Taken on April 20, 2013