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Cleopatra's Needle, Westminster

Description: Cleopatra's Needle

Grade: I
Date Listed: 24 February 1958
English Heritage Building ID: 207379

OS Grid Reference: TQ3054380516
OS Grid Coordinates: 530543, 180516
Latitude/Longitude: 51.5085, -0.1203

Location: Victoria Embankment, Westminster, London WC2N 6 WC2N 6BL

Locality: Westminster
County: Greater London
Country: England
Postcode: WC2N 6BL

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Listing Text

24.2.58 Cleopatra's Needle
G.V. I
Obelisk and sphinxes. The ancient Egyptian obelisk dating from the reign of
Thothmes III and one of 2 originally erected in Heliopolis, brought to London
as a gift in 1877 (by sea in a specially designed iron sea-going casing), the
setting on the Embankment wall with the two huge bronze sphinxes designed by
G F Vulliamy. The obelisk of pink granite. The base and water steps of granite.
The sphinxes cast in bronze. Stepped platform with flanking sphinxes and
granite pedestal to obelisk.

Listing NGR: TQ3054380516

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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