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Description: Obelisk, About 750 Metres West of Helmingham Hall
Date Listed: 22 September 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 279708
OS Grid Reference: TM1788357667
OS Grid Coordinates: 617883, 257667
Latitude/Longitude: 52.1742, 1.1851
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HELMINGHAM HELMINGHAM PARK
TM 15 NE
4/89 Obelisk, about 750m west
- of Helmingham Hall
Obelisk, c.1860. About 20m high and standing on a mound about 7m high. Red
brick. A square plinth about 2.5m high has a square sinking in each face.
The needle-formed obelisk rises without interruption, tapering to a width of
0.5m at the head. A prominent landscape feature in the centre of Helmingham
Park. The mound was part of an C18 wilderness garden; a summerhouse of
c.1760, together with a brick wall, was demolished and the bricks reused in
the obelisk. Included as Grade I in the H.B.M.C. Register of Historic Parks
Listing NGR: TM1788357667
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Source: English Heritage
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