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The Obelisk in Memory of John Wills

A Grade II Listed Building in Totnes, Devon

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Coordinates

Latitude: 50.4306 / 50°25'50"N

Longitude: -3.683 / 3°40'58"W

OS Eastings: 280564

OS Northings: 60326

OS Grid: SX805603

Mapcode National: GBR QM.T7J3

Mapcode Global: FRA 375X.912

Entry Name: The Obelisk in Memory of John Wills

Listing Date: 16 March 1978

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1264417

English Heritage Legacy ID: 427880

Location: Totnes, South Hams, Devon, TQ9

County: Devon

District: South Hams

Civil Parish: Totnes

Built-Up Area: Totnes

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Totnes St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text


1.
5180 THE PLAINS
The Obelisk
in memory of
John Wills
SX 8060 SE 2/86

II

2.
Memorial to John Wills, erected 1864. Wills, a native of Totnes, was the 1st white
man to cross the Australian sub-continent, in 1861. Granite obelisk carried on
rusticated base and pedestal with marble inscription plaque. Marble roundel at
base of obelisk carved in low relief with bust of Wills. Former bracketed Windsor
lanterns removed.


Listing NGR: SX8056460326

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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