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The Obelisk Approximately 80 Metres West of Church of St Mary

A Grade II Listed Building in Lindrick with Studley Royal and Fountains, North Yorkshire

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Latitude: 54.1184 / 54°7'6"N

Longitude: -1.5814 / 1°34'52"W

OS Eastings: 427460

OS Northings: 469253

OS Grid: SE274692

Mapcode National: GBR KNDT.FF

Mapcode Global: WHC7T.PR53

Entry Name: The Obelisk Approximately 80 Metres West of Church of St Mary

Listing Date: 6 March 1967

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1150603

English Heritage Legacy ID: 331057

Location: Lindrick with Studley Royal and Fountains, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG4

County: North Yorkshire

District: Harrogate

Civil Parish: Lindrick with Studley Royal and Fountains

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): North Yorkshire

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Listing Text


9/53 The Obelisk approximately
80 metres west of Church
6.3.67 of St Mary


Obelisk. c1805 for Elizabeth Aislabie. Ashlar. Base, corniced pedestal
approximately 3 metres high, obelisk approximately 15 metres high. It is
set diagonally and was the culmination of the long drive and view to Ripon
Cathedral, before the construction of St Mary's church (qv). Elizabeth
Aislabie was the wife of Charles Allanson of Bramham and daughter of William
Aislabie (d1781) who had continued his father's work at Studley Royal. The
obelisk replaced a stepped pyramid of exactly the same height, which William
had erected in 1742 to the memory of John Aislabie, his father. A Scheduled
Ancient Monument. W T C Walker, personal communication.

Listing NGR: SE2746069253

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