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Mounting Block and Obelisk 16 Metres North East of Brentwood School Main Block

A Grade II Listed Building in Brentwood, Essex

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Latitude: 51.6201 / 51°37'12"N

Longitude: 0.3079 / 0°18'28"E

OS Eastings: 559868

OS Northings: 193777

OS Grid: TQ598937

Mapcode National: GBR XN.J9T

Mapcode Global: VHHN3.9J4W

Entry Name: Mounting Block and Obelisk 16 Metres North East of Brentwood School Main Block

Listing Date: 9 December 1994

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1197227

English Heritage Legacy ID: 373487

Location: Brentwood, Essex, CM15

County: Essex

District: Brentwood

Town: Brentwood

Electoral Ward/Division: Brentwood South

Built-Up Area: Brentwood

Traditional County: Essex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Essex

Church of England Parish: Brentwood St Thomas

Church of England Diocese: Chelmsford

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Listing Text


723-1/12/87 (North East side)
Mounting block and obelisk 16 metres
north-east of Brentwood School main


Shown on OS map as Monument.
Mounting block and obelisk. C18/early C19. Limestone and
yellow brick. 3 stone steps to NW and SE rise to a square
platform, partly of stone, partly of render on yellow brick,
on which is a plain square base of stone, on which are 4
square stone blocks supporting a stone obelisk. Below the
platform is a semicircular vault, blocked near each end with
red brick in stretcher bond. On the point of the obelisk is a
black spread eagle on a ball, of cast-iron. The right to use
this device from the arms of Sicily was granted in 1511 by
King Ferdinand of Aragon to Wystan Browne, father of Sir
Antony Browne, founder of Brentwood School.
(Lewis RR: The History of Brentwood School: 1981-: XXIII).

Listing NGR: TQ5986893777

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