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Cumberland Obelisk, Englefield Green

Description: Cumberland Obelisk

Grade: II
Date Listed: 17 November 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 289768

OS Grid Reference: SU9759770453
OS Grid Coordinates: 497597, 170453
Latitude/Longitude: 51.4247, -0.5977

Locality: Englefield Green
Local Authority: Runnymede Borough Council
County: Surrey
Country: England
Postcode: TW20 0UU

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Listing Text

Virginia Water
- Cumberland Obelisk

- II

Cumberland Obelisk. Commemorating death of William, Duke of Cumberland in 1765.
Tapered square column on a classical base surmounted by a sun symbol. Inscribed
by HM King William IV 'Raised by the command of King George the Second to
commemorate the services of his son William, Duke of Cumberland and the success
of his arms and the gratitude of his Father'. Garter symbol carved in base on
sides facing S and W. Base tablet facing N carved with laurel wreath surmounted
by Royal crest inscribed 'W.A. Born April 15th 1721 Died October 31st 1765'.
Column above N tablet incised 'CUMBERLAND'.

Listing NGR: SU9759770453

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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