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Obelisk Adjacent to South-East Corner of Church of St. John the Baptist

A Grade II Listed Building in Atherton, Wigan

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Latitude: 53.5236 / 53°31'24"N

Longitude: -2.49 / 2°29'23"W

OS Eastings: 367613

OS Northings: 403104

OS Grid: SD676031

Mapcode National: GBR CW1P.QM

Mapcode Global: WH980.QPHL

Plus Code: 9C5VGGF6+C2

Entry Name: Obelisk Adjacent to South-East Corner of Church of St. John the Baptist

Listing Date: 15 July 1966

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1309446

English Heritage Legacy ID: 213475

Location: Wigan, M46

County: Wigan

Electoral Ward/Division: Atherleigh

Built-Up Area: Atherton

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater Manchester

Church of England Parish: Atherton and Hindsford

Church of England Diocese: Manchester

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SD 60 SE
2/7 Obelisk adjacent
to south-east
corner of Church
of St. John the
15/7/66 Baptist
Obelisk. 1781. Probably erected for Robert Vernon Atherton.
Restored 1867. The shaft, largely dating from 1867, has sunk
panels in each face. It stands on a rusticated pedestal and
stylobate. Marks the site of a former ancient fair but still
acts as a prominent focal point.

Listing NGR: SD6761303104

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