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The Obelisk

A Grade I Listed Building in Weston-under-Redcastle, Shropshire

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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

Plus Code: 9C4VV95F+G8

Entry Name: The Obelisk

Listing Date: 28 October 1960

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1264272

English Heritage Legacy ID: 428347

Location: Weston-under-Redcastle, Shropshire, SY4

County: Shropshire

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

Tagged with: Monument

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Listing Text

SJ 5629-5729 REDCASTLE C.P.

16/185 The Obelisk
- I
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 4 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. B.O.E. p.145;
C.L. (July 10, 1958) p.75.

Listing NGR: SJ5665728784

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