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Obelisk Adjacent to South-East Corner of Church of St. John the Baptist, Atherton

Description: Obelisk Adjacent to South-East Corner of Church of St. John the Baptist

Grade: II
Date Listed: 15 July 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 213475

OS Grid Reference: SD6761303104
OS Grid Coordinates: 367613, 403104
Latitude/Longitude: 53.5236, -2.4900

Location: A577, Pemberton, Wigan M46 0DW

Locality: Atherton
County: Wigan
Country: England
Postcode: M46 0DW

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Listing Text

SD 60 SE
2/7 Obelisk adjacent
to south-east
corner of Church
of St. John the
15/7/66 Baptist
Obelisk. 1781. Probably erected for Robert Vernon Atherton.
Restored 1867. The shaft, largely dating from 1867, has sunk
panels in each face. It stands on a rusticated pedestal and
stylobate. Marks the site of a former ancient fair but still
acts as a prominent focal point.

Listing NGR: SD6761303104

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Source: English Heritage

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