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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
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1333958
English Heritage Legacy ID: 85957
Location: Mamhead, Teignbridge, Devon, EX6
Civil Parish: Mamhead
Traditional County: Devon
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon
Church of England Parish: Kenton All Saints
Church of England Diocese: Exeter
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
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