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A Grade II Listed Building in Durham, County Durham

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Latitude: 54.7814 / 54°46'52"N

Longitude: -1.586 / 1°35'9"W

OS Eastings: 426723

OS Northings: 543020

OS Grid: NZ267430

Mapcode National: GBR KFC4.FS

Mapcode Global: WHC4Q.L2YV

Entry Name: Obelisk

Listing Date: 19 February 1970

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1121398

English Heritage Legacy ID: 110347

Location: County Durham, DH1

County: County Durham

Electoral Ward/Division: Neville's Cross

Built-Up Area: Durham

Traditional County: Durham

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): County Durham

Church of England Parish: Durham St Cuthbert

Church of England Diocese: Durham

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Listing Text

NZ 24 SE (North side)

4/295 Obelisk

Obelisk, built as observation point. 1850. Sandstone ashlar. Very tall
slender obelisk, with 3 openings on south face, stands on high panelled
base with cornice; steps down to small opening at foot on north side. South
face inscribed with latitude, longitude, angle of dip and height above sea
level. Latin inscription on base: W I W/ASTRONOMIAE/DICAVIT/MDCCCL.

Listing NGR: NZ2672343020

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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