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Cleopatra's Needle

A Grade I Listed Building in City of Westminster, London

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Latitude: 51.5085 / 51°30'30"N

Longitude: -0.1203 / 0°7'13"W

OS Eastings: 530543

OS Northings: 180516

OS Grid: TQ305805

Mapcode National: GBR KF.4F

Mapcode Global: VHGQZ.VBRX

Plus Code: 9C3XGV5H+CV

Entry Name: Cleopatra's Needle

Listing Date: 24 February 1958

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1066169

English Heritage Legacy ID: 207379

Location: St. James's, Westminster, London, WC2N

County: London

District: City of Westminster

Electoral Ward/Division: St James's

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: City of Westminster

Traditional County: Middlesex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: St Martin-in-the-Fields

Church of England Diocese: London

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24.2.58 Cleopatra's Needle
G.V. I
Obelisk and sphinxes. The ancient Egyptian obelisk dating from the reign of
Thothmes III and one of 2 originally erected in Heliopolis, brought to London
as a gift in 1877 (by sea in a specially designed iron sea-going casing), the
setting on the Embankment wall with the two huge bronze sphinxes designed by
G F Vulliamy. The obelisk of pink granite. The base and water steps of granite.
The sphinxes cast in bronze. Stepped platform with flanking sphinxes and
granite pedestal to obelisk.

Listing NGR: TQ3054380516

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