A monument to Alfred the Great's naval victory over the Danes, in Swanage Bay, in 877. The monument was put up in 1882. I'm sure they had a reason for putting cannon balls on top, but I have no idea what it may have been.
"All that is gold does not glitter, not all those who wander are lost; the old that is strong does not wither, deep roots are not reached by the frost. From the ashes a fire shall be woken, a light from the shadows shall spring; renewed shall be blade that was broken, the crownless again shall be king.”