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Description: Obelisk on South Bank in Garden of Number 17 Moor Lane
Date Listed: 3 October 1985
English Heritage Building ID: 158791
OS Grid Reference: TQ0647194068
OS Grid Coordinates: 506471, 194068
Latitude/Longitude: 51.6354, -0.4629
TQ 0694 SW RICKMANSWORTH GRAND UNION CANAL
13/148 Obelisk on S bank in
garden of No. 17
Moor Lane (q.v.)
Obelisk in a pond on the S bank of the Grand Union Canal serving as a
water gauge. 1825, dated in inscription. For Company of Grand Junction
Canal. Stone. Moulded base and cornice with shallow pediments about 1/3
of the way up the obelisk which is about 2½m high. 2 faces inscribed
testifying to an agreement between John Dickinson at Batchworth Mill,
the landowner R. Williams of Moor Park (q.v.) and the Grand Junction
Canal whereby the water level at this spot was fixed following a long
dispute. (A.H. Faulkner, The Grand Junction Canal, 1972, p.119).
Listing NGR: TQ0647194068
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Source: English Heritage
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