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Latitude: 52.8588 / 52°51'31"N
Longitude: -2.6266 / 2°37'35"W
OS Eastings: 357904
OS Northings: 329223
OS Grid: SJ579292
Mapcode National: GBR 7N.RY7F
Mapcode Global: WH9C7.MDFP
Entry Name: The Obelisk
Listing Date: 28 October 1960
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1264272
English Heritage Legacy ID: 428347
Location: Weston-under-Redcastle, Shropshire, SY4
Civil Parish: Weston-under-Redcastle
Traditional County: Shropshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Shropshire
Church of England Parish: Weston under Redcastle
Church of England Diocese: Lichfield
SJ 57904 29222
Column. 1795 for Sir Richard Hill. Red sandstone ashlar with grey sandstone ashlar to top. Tall circular column on stepped plinth with moulded capping to top supporting square ledge (formerly railed) above which column continues with four round windows to sides; moulded capping and remains of statue to top. Square-headed doorway in west side of plinth and narrow rectangular slit openings to column.
Interior: has spiral staircase of 149 steps.
Erected in 1795 to commemorate Sir Rowland Hill, first Protestant Lord Mayor of London. Formerly surmounted by a statue of the mayor, sculpted by John Nelson of Shrewsbury, which was shattered during a storm in late 1930s. Also formerly had plaque with long inscription, probably in rectangular recess to south side of plinth. On several occasions the Obelisk was illuminated, for instance when the news of Nelson's victory on the Nile was received.
Commands extensive views over Hawkstone Park and beyond.
Listing NGR: SJ 57904 29222
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