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Nell Gwynns Monument in Park Wood

A Grade II Listed Building in Wigginton, Hertfordshire

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Latitude: 51.7872 / 51°47'13"N

Longitude: -0.6497 / 0°38'58"W

OS Eastings: 493233

OS Northings: 210699

OS Grid: SP932106

Mapcode National: GBR F4N.Y9S

Mapcode Global: VHFRW.PBCS

Entry Name: Nell Gwynns Monument in Park Wood

Listing Date: 21 September 1951

Last Amended: 29 May 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1078002

English Heritage Legacy ID: 355730

Location: Tring, Dacorum, Hertfordshire, HP23

County: Hertfordshire

District: Dacorum

Civil Parish: Tring

Built-Up Area: Wigginton

Traditional County: Hertfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Hertfordshire

Church of England Parish: Tring

Church of England Diocese: St.Albans

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Listing Text

SP 91 SW
(West side)
4/94 Nell Gwynn's Monument
21.9.51 in Park Wood
(Formerly listed as Nell
Gwynn's Monument)
Obelisk. Early C18, for William Gore probably by James Gibbs as part of
landscaped setting of Tring Park. Limestone ashlar on red brick core.
Tall stone obelisk about 50ft high at roundepoint in wood on hillside
overlooking Tring Park. High square pedestal with moulded cap and base.
Tall tapering obelisk on boldly moulded base (2 tori with scotia
between). Concave point with ball finial pierced by spike. No
inscription. View NE along alley to Temple or Summer House (q.v.). James
Gibbs designed some ornamental buildings for William Gore (d.1739) Soane
MS (Colvin(1978)343).

Listing NGR: SP9323310699

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