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Obelisk in the Admiralty Playing Fields

A Grade II Listed Building in Maker-with-Rame, Cornwall

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Latitude: 50.3598 / 50°21'35"N

Longitude: -4.1797 / 4°10'46"W

OS Eastings: 245054

OS Northings: 53374

OS Grid: SX450533

Mapcode National: GBR NV.VL79

Mapcode Global: FRA 2842.TQT

Entry Name: Obelisk in the Admiralty Playing Fields

Listing Date: 23 January 1968

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1140660

English Heritage Legacy ID: 61759

Location: Maker-with-Rame, Cornwall, PL10

County: Cornwall

Civil Parish: Maker-with-Rame

Traditional County: Cornwall

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cornwall

Church of England Parish: Maker

Church of England Diocese: Truro

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Listing Text


7/101 Obelisk in the Admiralty Playing

Obelisk. Late C18/early C19. Portland stone, scored ashlar, granite base to plinth.
Plinth has moulded base, square plan, with blocking course. Square plan obelisk.
About 10 metres height overall.
This obelisk is frequently referred to as a monument to Cupid, the pet pig of Emma,
Countess of Mount Edgcumbe; however the obelisk pre-dated the demise of the pig. An
obelisk (or other marker) is shown on Admiralty charts from c.1690, although the
existing structure is not of the C17.

Listing NGR: SX4534353451

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

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