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Obelisk, About 750 Metres West of Helmingham Hall, Helmingham

Description: Obelisk, About 750 Metres West of Helmingham Hall

Grade: II
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

Location: Helmingham, Suffolk IP14 6EU

Locality: Helmingham
Local Authority: Mid Suffolk District Council
County: Suffolk
Country: England
Postcode: IP14 6EU

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Listing Text

TM 15 NE
4/89 Obelisk, about 750m west
- of Helmingham Hall

- II

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
and Gardens.

Listing NGR: TM1788357667

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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