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Obelisk, Urns and Seat Approximately 100 Metres to South West of Penn House

A Grade II Listed Building in Penn, Buckinghamshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.6447 / 51°38'40"N

Longitude: -0.6668 / 0°40'0"W

OS Eastings: 492346

OS Northings: 194825

OS Grid: SU923948

Mapcode National: GBR F6D.S9D

Mapcode Global: VHFSG.DXCL

Entry Name: Obelisk, Urns and Seat Approximately 100 Metres to South West of Penn House

Listing Date: 12 March 1991

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1277719

English Heritage Legacy ID: 430551

Location: Penn, Chiltern, Buckinghamshire, HP7

County: Buckinghamshire

District: Chiltern

Civil Parish: Penn

Traditional County: Buckinghamshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Buckinghamshire

Church of England Parish: Penn Street

Church of England Diocese: Oxford

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Listing Text

The following items shall be added:-

PENN PENN STREET
SU 99 SW (south side off)

3/80
Obelisk, urns and
II seat approximately 1OO m
to south-west of
Penn House

Monument. Between 1733 and 1744; for Alexander Pope in memory of his mother; urns
ascribed to William Kent. Ashlar; obelisk of stone slabs. The obelisk and 2 urns
are set at the 3 points of a triangle, with a low stone curved bench on brick piers
between the urns. The tall obelisk and urns each have a stepped base and a plinth
with moulded base and cornice. The urns have a spiral pattern and conical finials.

Pope erected the monument at his house in Twickenham (Popes Villa) in memory of his
mother who died in 1733. It was brought from Twickenham to its present location
c1830.

M Mack, Alexander Pope (1985), p 548.
R Strong, Lost Treasures of Britain, forthcoming.


Listing NGR: SU9234694825

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