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The Cosway Monument, Bilsington

Description: The Cosway Monument

Grade: II
Date Listed: 27 November 1957
English Heritage Building ID: 181657

OS Grid Reference: TR0392834285
OS Grid Coordinates: 603928, 134285
Latitude/Longitude: 51.0717, 0.9095

Location: B2067, Bilsington, Kent TN25 7LA

Locality: Bilsington
Local Authority: Ashford Borough Council
County: Kent
Country: England
Postcode: TN25 7LA

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Listing Text

(west side)
6/72 The Cosway
Obelisk. Erected 1835 by George Cooper. Ashlar. Simple, tall obelisk
on pedestal. The north side bears a tablet inscribed: As a tribute
of respect to the memory of Sir William Richard Cosway. Kt. this monument
was erected by his friends and the reformers of East Kent in the year
1835. G. Cooper fecit Canterbury. Cosway was killed here in a
coaching accident. The obelisk was lightning damaged and the upper
sections weathered at time of survey.

Listing NGR: TR0426432956

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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