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The Obelisk Approximately 200 Metres to West of Shotover Park, Forest Hill with Shotover

Description: The Obelisk Approximately 200 Metres to West of Shotover Park

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 18 July 1963
English Heritage Building ID: 246610

OS Grid Reference: SP5822106714
OS Grid Coordinates: 458221, 206714
Latitude/Longitude: 51.7561, -1.1579

Location: Forest Hill, Oxfordshire OX33 1QT

Locality: Forest Hill with Shotover
Local Authority: South Oxfordshire District Council
County: Oxfordshire
Country: England
Postcode: OX33 1QT

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Listing Text

5/90 The Obelisk approx. 200m. to
18/07/63 W of Shotover Park


Obelisk. c.1735. By William Kent for General James Tyrrell. Limestone ashlar.
Square tapering shaft on a pedestal with moulded base and cornice; around the
base of the shaft is a band carved with a wave motif and on the top is a spiked
metal ball. The obelisk lies on the main axis of the house and forms a focal
point in the important early C18 formal layout of the garden. The design of the
obelisk may be an adaptation of Kent's proposal.
(C.Hussey, Country Life, Vol. LIX, pp.240-246; V.C.H.: Oxfordshire, Vol.V,
p.276; Buildings of England: Oxfordshire, p.765).

Listing NGR: SP5822106714

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Source: English Heritage

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