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Obelisk, Durham

Description: Obelisk

Grade: II
Date Listed: 19 February 1970
English Heritage Building ID: 110347

OS Grid Reference: NZ2672343020
OS Grid Coordinates: 426723, 543020
Latitude/Longitude: 54.7814, -1.5860

Location: N Road, Durham DH1 4TL

Locality: Durham
County: Durham
Country: England
Postcode: DH1 4TL

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Listing Text

NZ 24 SE (North side)

4/295 Obelisk

Obelisk, built as observation point. 1850. Sandstone ashlar. Very tall
slender obelisk, with 3 openings on south face, stands on high panelled
base with cornice; steps down to small opening at foot on north side. South
face inscribed with latitude, longitude, angle of dip and height above sea
level. Latin inscription on base: W I W/ASTRONOMIAE/DICAVIT/MDCCCL.

Listing NGR: NZ2672343020

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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