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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 200m southeast of Rotunda in Black Fen Pleasure Grounds
Listing Date: 1 May 1960
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1065974
English Heritage Legacy ID: 422497
ID on this website: 101065974
Location: Leeds, West Yorkshire, LS24
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
Tagged with: Obelisk
This list entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 27 April 2021 to remove superfluous source details and reformat the text to current standards
BARWICK IN ELMET AND SCHOLES
BRAMHAM PARK LS23
Obelisk and enclosing railings approximately 200m southeast of Rotunda in Black Fen Pleasure Grounds
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:
IS ERECTED BY
GEORGE FOX LANE
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
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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