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