On the walk today we visited Hoober Stand which has the inscription:

This Pyramidal Building was Erected
by his Majestys most Dutyfull Subject
THOMAS Marquess of Rockingham Etc.
In Grateful Respect to the Preserver of our Religion
Laws and Libertys
KING GEORGE The Second
Who by the blessing of God having subdued a most Unnatural Rebellion
In Britain Anno 1746
Maintains the Ballance of Power and Settles
A Just and Honourable Peace in Europe

We were wondering what the significance of 1746 was. I have checked and the reference is to the Jacobite Rebellion (a bit topical).

For more info see:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hoober_Stand
and
http://www.inkamera.ukgo.com/wfolly/2hs0-0.htm (which has some good photos)