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The Obelisk, Northampton

Description: The Obelisk

Grade: II
Date Listed: 9 December 1968
English Heritage Building ID: 231862

OS Grid Reference: SP7535465210
OS Grid Coordinates: 475354, 265210
Latitude/Longitude: 52.2799, -0.8969

Location: Obelisk Rise, Northampton NN2 8TY

Locality: Northampton
Local Authority: Northampton Borough Council
County: Northamptonshire
Country: England
Postcode: NN2 8TY

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Listing Text

The Obelisk
SP 76 NE 16/107 9.12.68

White sandstone obelisk on pedestal. About 100 feet high on ground, highest in
neighbourhood, about 450 feet above sea level. Erected by order of Lord Strafford,
of Boughton Manor, friend of the 4th Duke of Devonshire, educated here when young
by his tutor the Rector of Boughton. Originally bore an inscription:
"This Obelisk was erected in the year 1764 in memory of His Grace William Cavendish
Duke of Devonshire.
There in the Rich, the Honour'd, Fam'd and Great,
See the false seat of Happiness Compleat."
See George E Stevenson, A Short Guide to Boughton. William 4th Duke of Devonshire
(1720-64) was Prime Minister 1756-57.

Listing NGR: SP7535465210

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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