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Obelisk on South Bank in Garden of Number 17 Moor Lane, Rickmansworth

Description: Obelisk on South Bank in Garden of Number 17 Moor Lane

Grade: II
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

Location: Moor Lane, Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire WD3 1LE

Locality: Rickmansworth
Local Authority: Three Rivers District Council
County: Hertfordshire
Country: England
Postcode: WD3 1LE

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Listing Text

(South side)

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

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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