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Obelisk Monument, Middle Enclosure

A Grade II Listed Building in Islington, London

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Latitude: 51.5236 / 51°31'25"N

Longitude: -0.089 / 0°5'20"W

OS Eastings: 532676

OS Northings: 182256

OS Grid: TQ326822

Mapcode National: GBR S7.5Z

Mapcode Global: VHGQT.DYTV

Entry Name: Obelisk Monument, Middle Enclosure

Listing Date: 21 February 2011

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1396525

English Heritage Legacy ID: 508561

Location: Islington, London, EC1Y

County: London

District: Islington

Electoral Ward/Division: Bunhill

Built-Up Area: Islington

Traditional County: Middlesex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London

Church of England Parish: St Giles Cripplegate

Church of England Diocese: London

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Listing Text


635-1/0/10223 BUNHILL FIELDS BURIAL GROUND
21-FEB-11 Obelisk monument, Middle enclosure

GV II
Obelisk monument, late C18 or early C19

LOCATION: 532675.7, 182255.4

MATERIALS: Portland stone

DESCRIPTION: The monument takes the form of a squat obelisk with a square base, resting upon four stone balls with a rectangular panel attached on one side. Below is a square pedestal with a moulded cap and sunken side panels, one of which bears an armorial achievement (a chevron with three stags) carved in low relief. No inscription is now visible.

SOURCES: Corporation of London, A History of the Bunhill Fields Burial Ground (1902).
A W Light, Bunhill Fields (London, 1915).

REASONS FOR DESIGNATION: The monument is listed at Grade II for the following principal reasons:
* It is an impressive example of a late-Georgian funeral monument of a complex and sophisticated Classical design.
* It is located within the Grade I registered Bunhill Fields Burial Ground (q.v.), and has group value with the other listed tombs in the middle enclosure.

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

Description


635-1/0/10223 BUNHILL FIELDS BURIAL GROUND
21-FEB-11 Obelisk monument, Middle enclosure

GV II
Obelisk monument, late C18 or early C19

LOCATION: 532675.7, 182255.4

MATERIALS: Portland stone

DESCRIPTION: The monument takes the form of a squat obelisk with a square base, resting upon four stone balls with a rectangular panel attached on one side. Below is a square pedestal with a moulded cap and sunken side panels, one of which bears an armorial achievement (a chevron with three stags) carved in low relief. No inscription is now visible.

SOURCES: Corporation of London, A History of the Bunhill Fields Burial Ground (1902).
A W Light, Bunhill Fields (London, 1915).

REASONS FOR DESIGNATION: The monument is listed at Grade II for the following principal reasons:
* It is an impressive example of a late-Georgian funeral monument of a complex and sophisticated Classical design.
* It is located within the Grade I registered Bunhill Fields Burial Ground (q.v.), and has group value with the other listed tombs in the middle enclosure.

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