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Monumental Obelisk

A Grade II Listed Building in Marbury cum Quoisley, Cheshire East

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.9983 / 52°59'53"N

Longitude: -2.6338 / 2°38'1"W

OS Eastings: 357558

OS Northings: 344736

OS Grid: SJ575447

Mapcode National: GBR 7N.H2QQ

Mapcode Global: WH9BG.JW0V

Entry Name: Monumental Obelisk

Listing Date: 19 May 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1225605

English Heritage Legacy ID: 422038

Location: Marbury cum Quoisley, Cheshire East, SY13

County: Cheshire East

Civil Parish: Marbury cum Quoisley

Traditional County: Cheshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Shropshire

Church of England Parish: Marbury St Michael

Church of England Diocese: Chester

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Listing Text

MARBURY CUM QUOISLEY C.P. COMBERMERE PARK
SJ 54 SE
5756 4475
6/52 Monumental Obelisk
-
- II
Monumental obelisk to Field Marshal Viscount Combermere, 1890. Keuper and
bunter sandstones. Deep square plinth with banded rustication supporting two
chamfered steps leading to the base of the monument which has clasping
buttresses to the corners and a cyma-moulded cornice above. There is a
further chamfered step supporting the colossal obelisk which has,
approximately half way up each side, aedicular window surrounds with
rudimentary classical detailing set upon a cyma-moulded string course. To
the centre of the base on each side is a panel of red bunter sandstone.
To the south this contains a doorway, and at the north it bears a memorial
inscription which has the coat of arms of the Cottons at left and at right
the words
IN MEMORY OF FIELD MARSHAL VISCOUNT COMBERMERE G:G:B.
K:S:I. K:T:S. G:G:H. P:G BORN 1773 DIED 1865.
ERECTED IN 1890 BY THE DIRECTION OF HIS WIDOW MARY
VISCOUNTESS COMBERMERE WHO DIED 1889
The monument is similar to that designed by Sir Robert Smirke for
Combermere's erstwhile commanding officer, the Duke of Wellington, and
erected in Phoenix Park, Dublin in 1817-22.


Listing NGR: SJ5755844736

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

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