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Description: Hadley Highstone
Date Listed: 18 July 1949
English Heritage Building ID: 198895
OS Grid Reference: TQ2465797876
OS Grid Coordinates: 524657, 197876
Latitude/Longitude: 51.6658, -0.1989
5004 GREAT NORTH ROAD
(Formerly listed under
Great North Road)
TQ 2497 9/2 18.7.49
Erected circa 1740 by Sir Jeremy Sambrook to commemorate the Battle of Barnet 1471.
A stone obelisk about 12 ft high with an inscription: 'Here was fought the famous
battle between Edward IV and the Earl of Warwick, April 14th 1471, in which the Earl
was defeated and slain'. The obelisk stood originally about 200 yds further south,
but was moved in the present site circa 1840.
Listing NGR: TQ2465797876
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Source: English Heritage
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