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Obelisk

A Grade II Listed Building in Atherton, Wigan

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.4978 / 53°29'52"N

Longitude: -2.5191 / 2°31'8"W

OS Eastings: 365662

OS Northings: 400253

OS Grid: SD656002

Mapcode National: GBR BWVZ.FV

Mapcode Global: WH986.8BPT

Plus Code: 9C5VFFXJ+49

Entry Name: Obelisk

Listing Date: 7 November 1966

Last Amended: 27 July 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1356219

English Heritage Legacy ID: 213494

Location: Wigan, WN7

County: Wigan

Electoral Ward/Division: Leigh East

Built-Up Area: Atherton

Traditional County: Lancashire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater Manchester

Church of England Parish: Leigh St Mary the Virgin

Church of England Diocese: Manchester

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Listing Text

LEIGH CIVIC SQUARE
SD 60 SE
2/26 Obelisk
(formerly listed
as base of former
7/11/66 market cross)
G.V. II
Obelisk,originally the market cross. 1859 obelisk stands on
an C18 pedestal. The pedestal is rusticated, has a base and
a moulded cap and was heavily restored in 1986. The tapering
square shaft has sunk panels in each face. The whole bears a
marked resemblance to a similar obelisk in Atherton (q.v.).
A fair in the market place was referred to in 1581, and a
proclamation from the market cross steps in 1649. The
original market cross stood until c.1800. J. Lunn, Leigh.


Listing NGR: SD6564800257

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