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Obelisk About 3/4 Mile North of Hagley Hall, Hagley

Description: Obelisk About 3/4 Mile North of Hagley Hall

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 23 April 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 156398

OS Grid Reference: SO9210181646
OS Grid Coordinates: 392101, 281646
Latitude/Longitude: 52.4327, -2.1176

Location: Hagley, Worcestershire DY9 9JX

Locality: Hagley
Local Authority: Bromsgrove District Council
County: Worcestershire
Country: England
Postcode: DY9 9JX

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There is also a scheduled monument, Wychbury camp, at the same location as this building or very close to it. This may be related in some way or possibly a different name for the same structure.

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Listing Text

SO 98 SW HAGLEY WYCHBURY HILL

2/133 Obelisk about ¾ mile north of
Hagley Hall (formerly listed with
item 2/134)

II

The grade shall be amended to read Grade II*

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SO 28 SW HAGLEY CP WYCHBURY HILL

2/133 Obelisk about ¾ mile
north of Hagley Hall
23.4.52 1 (Formerly listed with
item 2/134)

II

Obelisk. Mid-C18, for George, First Lord Lyttleton. Sandstone ashlar on
ashlar-faced brick base. Square pedestal with moulded base and cornice
supporting tall tapered slender shaft with moulded plinth; the upper section
of the shaft is missing. One of several buildings erected in the park for
George Lyttleton as part of his scheme to landscape the grounds in the new
Picturesque style. The obelisk, erected on a very prominent site, has become
a local landmark. [CL articles (mainly Vol 122, p 545 and 608); VCH 3 (i),
p 130-131; BoE, p 178; Hagley Hall Official Guide Book).


Listing NGR: SO9210181646

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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