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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: THE OBELISK

List entry Number: 1264272

Location

THE OBELISK

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

County District District Type Parish
ShropshireUnitary AuthorityWeston-under-Redcastle

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: I

Date first listed: 28-Oct-1960

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

Legacy System Information

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 428347

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List entry Description

Summary of Building

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Reasons for Designation

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History

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Details

WESTON-UNDER- HAWKSTONE PARK SJ 5629-5729 REDCASTLE C.P. 16/185 The Obelisk - 28.10.60 - I Column. 1795 for Sir Richard Hill. Red sandstone ashlar with grey sandstone ashlar to top. Tall circular column on stepped plinth with moulded capping to top supporting square ledge (formerly railed) above which column continues with 4 round windows to sides; moulded capping and remains of statue to top. Square-headed doorway in west side of plinth and narrow rectangular slit openings to column. Interior: has spiral staircase of 149 steps. Erected in 1795 to commemorate Sir Rowland Hill, first Protestant Lord Mayor of London. Formerly surmounted by a statue of the mayor, sculpted by John Nelson of Shrewsbury, which was shattered during a storm in late 1930s. Also formerly had plaque with long inscription, probably in rectangular recess to south side of plinth. On several occasions the Obelisk was illuminated, for instance when the news of Nelson's victory on the Nile was received. Commands extensive views over Hawkstone Park and beyond. B.O.E. p.145; C.L. (July 10, 1958) p.75.

Listing NGR: SJ5665728784

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Pevsner, N, The Buildings of England: Shropshire, (1958), 145
'Country Life' in 10 July, (1958)
Other
Part 35 Shropshire,

National Grid Reference: SJ 57904 29222

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