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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
Entry Name: Obelisk at North Entrance
Listing Date: 31 August 1988
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1385312
English Heritage Legacy ID: 485774
Location: Barnstaple, North Devon, Devon, EX32
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
SS5632 ROCK PARK
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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