Eamont Bridge: Eden Millennium Monument


Overlooking Eamont Bridge stands a 50 tonne block of granite. Transported from Shap Quarry, the block was erected on 2nd July 2000 by the Bishop of Penrith marking the end of the Eden Millennium Festival.


The monument has carved symbols on three sides – Alpha, the first letter of the Greek alphabet (above), Omega, the last letter of the Greek alphabet (below) and a Cross (top). The Alpha and the Omega represent the beginning and the end, the past and the future. The Cross and the 2000 inscription represent the present and 2000 years of Christianity.


The stone was selected at Shap Quarry by Eden Arts and was transported and erected by Cumbrian Industrials Ltd. The symbols were carved by the Cardozo Kindersley Workshop of Cambridge.