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Latitude: 52.0413 / 52°2'28"N
Longitude: -0.366 / 0°21'57"W
OS Eastings: 512167
OS Northings: 239356
OS Grid: TL121393
Mapcode National: GBR H4L.Y16
Mapcode Global: VHFQP.LYWJ
Entry Name: Obelisk approximately 20 metres east of Chicksands Priory
Listing Date: 10 January 1985
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1137723
English Heritage Legacy ID: 37575
Location: Campton and Chicksands, Central Bedfordshire, SG17
County: Central Bedfordshire
Civil Parish: Campton and Chicksands
Built-Up Area: Chicksands
Traditional County: Bedfordshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Bedfordshire
Church of England Parish: Campton
Church of England Diocese: St.Albans
TL 1217 3936
Obelisk approximately 20 metres east of Chicksands Priory
Obelisk. Circa 1816. Original inscription reads:
"To the memory of the Officers, Non-Commissioned Officers and Private Soldiers of the Fortieth Regiment of Foot who gloriously fell in the Contest maintained by Great Britain against revolutionary France, commencing in the Year 1795 and terminating in the Year 1815 by the BATTLE OF WATERLOO and the CAPTURE of PARIS. This Pillar is erected by GENERAL SIR GEORGE OSBORN Bart their COLONEL in humble gratitude to Divine Providence for the Success of His Majesty's Arms and for the Restoration of the Blessings OF PEACE."
Rendered exterior over brick and coursed rubble core. Consists of obelisk of rather broad proportions, supported by rectangular plinth with simply moulded base and cap and inscriptions on three elevations. Stands approximately four metres high in total. Two later inscriptions refer to the re-siting and restoration of the monument on two occasions: first by Sir George Robert Osborn to commemorate the Treaty of Paris in 1856; then by the Friends of Chicksands Priory in 1975-1976 to commemorate 25 years of operations at Chicksands by the United States Air Force, the bicentenary of American Independence and European Architectural Heritage Year.
Listing NGR: TL1216739356
This List entry has been amended to add sources for War Memorials Online and the War Memorials Register. These sources were not used in the compilation of this List entry but are added here as a guide for further reading, 16 January 2017.
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