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List entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

Name: CLEOPATRA'S NEEDLE

List entry Number: 1066169

Location

CLEOPATRA'S NEEDLE, VICTORIA EMBANKMENT SW1

The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County District District Type Parish
Greater London AuthorityCity of WestminsterLondon Borough

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: I

Date first listed: 24-Feb-1958

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

Legacy System Information

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 207379

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List entry Description

Summary of Building

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History

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Details

TQ 3080 NE CITY OF WESTMINSTER VICTORIA EMBANKMENT, SW1 73/54 24.2.58 Cleopatra's Needle G.V. I Obelisk and sphinxes. The ancient Egyptian obelisk dating from the reign of Thothmes III and one of 2 originally erected in Heliopolis, brought to London as a gift in 1877 (by sea in a specially designed iron sea-going casing), the setting on the Embankment wall with the two huge bronze sphinxes designed by G F Vulliamy. The obelisk of pink granite. The base and water steps of granite. The sphinxes cast in bronze. Stepped platform with flanking sphinxes and granite pedestal to obelisk.

Listing NGR: TQ3054380516

Selected Sources

  1. Unpublished Title  Reference - Title: Part 17 Greater London - Journal Title: Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in England

National Grid Reference: TQ 30543 80516

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