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The Obelisk

A Grade II Listed Building in Higham, Kent

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Latitude: 51.4365 / 51°26'11"N

Longitude: 0.458 / 0°27'28"E

OS Eastings: 570946

OS Northings: 173695

OS Grid: TQ709736

Mapcode National: GBR PP0.W1X

Mapcode Global: VHJLL.W5J4

Plus Code: 9F32CFP5+H6

Entry Name: The Obelisk

Listing Date: 29 January 1996

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1246068

English Heritage Legacy ID: 454402

Location: Higham, Gravesham, Kent, ME3

County: Kent

Civil Parish: Higham

Traditional County: Kent

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Kent

Church of England Parish: Higham St John the Evangelist

Church of England Diocese: Rochester

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Boundary marker. Erected in 1820 on the Thames and Medway Canal to mark the jurisdiction of the Cities of London and Rochester for the collection of dues. Granite stone obelisk with inscription and coat of arms, 4 ball finials to the base and plinth with crossed maces and oars. The inscription reads "This boundary stone marking the line of jurisdiction of the cities of Rochester and London on the Medway and Thames Canal was erected AD1820. The Worshipful John Gibbs Mayor of the city of Rochester."

Listing NGR: TQ7094673695

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