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Obelisk, Leigh

Description: Obelisk

Grade: II
Date Listed: 7 November 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 213494

OS Grid Reference: SD6566200252
OS Grid Coordinates: 365662, 400252
Latitude/Longitude: 53.4978, -2.5191

Location: Market Place, Leigh WN7 1YD

Locality: Leigh
County: Wigan
Country: England
Postcode: WN7 1YD

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Listing Text

SD 60 SE
2/26 Obelisk
(formerly listed
as base of former
7/11/66 market cross)
Obelisk,originally the market cross. 1859 obelisk stands on
an C18 pedestal. The pedestal is rusticated, has a base and
a moulded cap and was heavily restored in 1986. The tapering
square shaft has sunk panels in each face. The whole bears a
marked resemblance to a similar obelisk in Atherton (q.v.).
A fair in the market place was referred to in 1581, and a
proclamation from the market cross steps in 1649. The
original market cross stood until c.1800. J. Lunn, Leigh.

Listing NGR: SD6564800257

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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