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Obelisk in the Churchyard of St John the Baptist, Yeovil

Description: Obelisk in the Churchyard of St John the Baptist

Grade: II
Date Listed: 17 October 1983
English Heritage Building ID: 261342

OS Grid Reference: ST5569016076
OS Grid Coordinates: 355690, 116076
Latitude/Longitude: 50.9424, -2.6320

Locality: Yeovil
Local Authority: South Somerset District Council
County: Somerset
Country: England
Postcode: BA20 1HH

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Listing Text


5/5 Obelisk in the Churchyard of St
John Baptist



Commemorative monument, C19 (early). Stone (possibly Portland). In form of an
obelisk on square base; stepped plinth, then the base, with flat corner
pilasters each face flanking inscribed panels: inscriptions now badly worn but
one date, 1842, still just decipherable; heavy cornice with egg and dart cornice
capped with flat incised pediments with Soanian acroterions: the obelisk set on
this base, rising to about 3.5 metres overall. This monument, near the North
boundary and opposite No 5 Church Terrace, stands solitary in an otherwise
levelled churchyard, it contributes visually both to the church and to the
houses of Church Terrace.

Listing NGR: ST5569016076

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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