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Latitude: 50.421 / 50°25'15"N
Longitude: -4.5998 / 4°35'59"W
OS Eastings: 215413
OS Northings: 61136
OS Grid: SX154611
Mapcode National: GBR N8.QSBR
Mapcode Global: FRA 177Y.5SX
Entry Name: Obelisk and 2 Piers 70 Yards to North East, 1 Mile to North East of Boconnoc House
Listing Date: 27 August 1952
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1136667
English Heritage Legacy ID: 60512
Location: Boconnoc, Cornwall, PL22
Civil Parish: Boconnoc
Traditional County: Cornwall
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall
Church of England Parish: Boconnoc
Church of England Diocese: Truro
SX 16 NW BOCONNOC BOCONNOC PARK
6/15 Obelisk and 2 piers 70 yards
to north east, 1 mile to north-
27/8/52 east of Boconnoc House
Obelisk and 2 piers to north-east. Obelisk, 1771, for Thomas Pitt, 1st Lord
of Camelford. Inscription 'In gratitude and affection to the memory of Sir Richard
Lyttleton and to perpetuate that peculiar character of benevolence which rendered
him the delight of his own age and worthy the veneration of posterity MDCCLXXI'
Ashlar granite blocks with inscribed slate tablets on the north-east face.
123 feet in height. Tall square plinth with cyma reversa and ovolo moulded tall
base. Obelisk, square in plan and slightly tapered. Surmounted by pyramidal cap.
Stands on grassed square battery.
70 years to north-east are 2 classical shrines which frame the vista when the
obelisk is approached along the mile long straight drive from the north-east. Circa
1771 or slightly later. Rusticated ashlar granite and pedimented. Comprising 2
rectangular piers each decorated on north-east and south-west faces with blind
round arches with Gibbs surrounds below pediments with recessed tympanii.
Listing NGR: SX1463360557
This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.
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