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Obelisk to the Rear of Queen Victoria House

A Grade II Listed Building in Bristol, City of Bristol

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.4709 / 51°28'15"N

Longitude: -2.6139 / 2°36'49"W

OS Eastings: 357456

OS Northings: 174835

OS Grid: ST574748

Mapcode National: GBR C3C.VL

Mapcode Global: VH88M.N908

Entry Name: Obelisk to the Rear of Queen Victoria House

Listing Date: 18 May 2001

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1246120

English Heritage Legacy ID: 487623

Location: Bristol, BS6

County: City of Bristol

Electoral Ward/Division: Clifton Down

Parish: Non Civil Parish

Built-Up Area: Bristol

Traditional County: Gloucestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Bristol

Church of England Parish: Cotham St Saviour with St Mary and St Paul, Clifton

Church of England Diocese: Bristol

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Listing Text


901-1/0/10113 REDLAND HILL
18-MAY-01 Obelisk to the rear of Queen Victoria
House

II

Obelisk. C.1817. Limestone with bronze inscription tablet. Tall shaft with pyramidal top and moulded base, placed on a square plinth. Fielded panels to each face. High relief wreaths on sides, front panel with the following inscription: 'This Obelisk was erected by JACOB WILCOX RICKETTS to perpetuate the Memory of HER ROYAL HIGHNESS The much lamented and beloved PRINCESS CHARLOTTE of WALES and SAXE COBURG; Daughter of HIS ROYAL HIGHNESS THE PRINCE REGENT, and Consort to his Serene Highness PRINCE LEOPOLD. This most illustrious Princess, the brightness of whose Character surpasses all transcript, was BORN Jany. 6th 1796. Was MARRIED May 2nd 1816. AND DIED Novr. 6th 1817. Thus were the Vine and Branch of true Whiggism and Britannia's most blooming expectation, by one irresistible stroke, together cut off.' An unusual public memorial to this royal tragedy, with interesting political overtones.


Listing NGR: ST5745674835

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