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Obelisk and Enclosing Railings Approximately 200 Metres South East of Rotunda in Black Fen Pleasure Grounds

A Grade II* Listed Building in Barwick in Elmet and Scholes, Leeds

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Latitude: 53.8605 / 53°51'37"N

Longitude: -1.371 / 1°22'15"W

OS Eastings: 441469

OS Northings: 440654

OS Grid: SE414406

Mapcode National: GBR LRVS.ZW

Mapcode Global: WHDBD.X7BB

Plus Code: 9C5WVJ6H+5J

Entry Name: Obelisk and Enclosing Railings Approximately 200 Metres South East of Rotunda in Black Fen Pleasure Grounds

Listing Date: 1 May 1960

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1065974

English Heritage Legacy ID: 422497

Location: Barwick in Elmet and Scholes, Leeds, LS24

County: Leeds

Civil Parish: Barwick in Elmet and Scholes

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): West Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Barwick

Church of England Diocese: Leeds

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SE414406
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BARWICK IN ELMET AND SCHOLES
BRAMHAM PARK LS23
Obelisk and enclosing railings approximately 200m southeast of Rotunda in Black Fen Pleasure Grounds

1.5.60

GV
II*
Obelisk and enclosing railings. c1768-1772 by John Carr (Linstrum, p373) for George Fox-Lane, second Lord Bingley as a memorial to his son Robert Fox-Lane. Excellently-worked ashlar, cast-iron railings. Tall obelisk, square on plan. Base has white marble tablets to three faces and carved stone coat-of-arms to east face, each set in a square frame with fluted border.

Each tablet engraved:
THIS OBELISK
IS ERECTED BY
GEORGE FOX LANE
LORD BINGLEY
AND HARRIET BENSON HIS WIFE
IN MEMORY OF THEIR SON
ROBERT FOX LANE
GRANDSON AND HEIR TO
ROBERT BENSON LORD BINGLEY
WHOSE MEMORY IS WORTHY
TO BE REVERED BY POSTERITY"

North tablet only continues:
HE DIED ON THE 28th OF MAY 1768
IN THE (30) YEAR OF
HIS AGE"

Bold cyma-and casement-moulded cornice, moulded plinth, tall slightly-tapering shaft surmounted by giant urn. Surrounding the monument is enclosure bounded by low ashlar wall surmounted by cast-iron railings: simple square rods with top rail, flame-twist finials and circular columns with ball finials to corners.

Part of a formal garden. From the obelisk ten avenues fan out. See the Rotunda (q.v.).

Listing NGR: SE4146940654

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