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The Obelisk

A Grade II* Listed Building in Mamhead, Devon

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Latitude: 50.6166 / 50°36'59"N

Longitude: -3.5206 / 3°31'14"W

OS Eastings: 292520

OS Northings: 80752

OS Grid: SX925807

Mapcode National: GBR P1.J2Q0

Mapcode Global: FRA 37JF.S93

Entry Name: The Obelisk

Listing Date: 2 December 1988

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1333958

English Heritage Legacy ID: 85957

Location: Mamhead, Teignbridge, Devon, EX6

County: Devon

District: Teignbridge

Civil Parish: Mamhead

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Kenton All Saints

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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Listing Text

SX 98 SW

5/309 The Obelisk


Obelisk, built as a landmark for shipping in 1742 by Thomas Balle, who owned the
Mamhead estate. Grey limestone, the plinth rusticated, the obelisk snecked ashlar
limestone with a ball finial and copper weathervane.
Plinth rectangular on plan with a low base moulding and hollow chamfered cornice
below a convex base to the obelisk intself. Weathervane in the shape of a flaming
arrow. No inscription.
Dramatically-sited in the woodland above Mamhead House (q.v.).

Listing NGR: SX9252080752

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

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