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Obelisk at North Entrance

A Grade II Listed Building in Barnstaple, Devon

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Latitude: 51.0756 / 51°4'32"N

Longitude: -4.0556 / 4°3'20"W

OS Eastings: 256089

OS Northings: 132705

OS Grid: SS560327

Mapcode National: GBR KR.DDDV

Mapcode Global: FRA 26D8.V2L

Plus Code: 9C3Q3WGV+6P

Entry Name: Obelisk at North Entrance

Listing Date: 31 August 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1385312

English Heritage Legacy ID: 485774

Location: Barnstaple, North Devon, Devon, EX32

County: Devon

District: North Devon

Civil Parish: Barnstaple

Built-Up Area: Barnstaple

Traditional County: Devon

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Devon

Church of England Parish: Barnstaple Holy Trinity

Church of England Diocese: Exeter

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684-1/5/218 (North side)
31/08/88 Obelisk at north entrance


Obelisk commemorating the opening of Rock Park. Probably 1879,
when the park was opened. Grey granite obelisk with base of
polished red granite and pedestal of smooth grey stone. Simple
design with pedestal of 3 steps. Square base with shaped
inscription panel on north side. Moulded cap from which rises
a plain obelisk. Inscription reads: THIS PARK suggested by
CHANTER'S GREEN which it joins was presented to his Native
Town by WILLIAM FREDERICK ROCK August 12th 1879. Wm Avery
Esqr. Mayor. It is hoped the public will protect what is
intended for public enjoyment.
HISTORICAL NOTE: Rock Park was laid out by RD Gould.
(Gardiner WF: Barnstaple, 1837-97: Barnstaple: 1897-: 30, 34).

Listing NGR: SS5608932705

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