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Obelisk Approximately 20 Metres East of Chicksands Priory

A Grade II Listed Building in Chicksands, Central Bedfordshire

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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

Grade: II

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

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Listing Text


7/21 Obelisk approx 20 metres E
of Chicksands Priory


Obelisk. Circa l816. 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 3 elevations. Stands approximately 4 metres
high in total. 2 later inscriptions refer to the re-siting and restoration
of the monument on 2 occasions: first by Sir George Robert Osborn to
commemorate the Treaty of Paris in 1856; then by the Friends of Chicksands
Priory in 1975-6 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.

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

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