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Brightling Needle, Brightling

Description: Brightling Needle

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 3 August 1961
English Heritage Building ID: 292430

OS Grid Reference: TQ6700721209
OS Grid Coordinates: 567007, 121209
Latitude/Longitude: 50.9661, 0.3770

Location: Willingford Lane, Brightling, East Sussex TN32 5HN

Locality: Brightling
Local Authority: Rother District Council
County: East Sussex
Country: England
Postcode: TN32 5HN

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Listing Text


11/22 Brightling Needle


This obelisk was erected by John Fuller ("Mad Jack") of Brightling Park, then
called Rose Hill, in the early C19 on one of the highest spots in East Sussex,
hence it is visible for miles around. It was probably designed by Sir Robert
Smirke who erected other buildings in the parish for Fuller at the same time.
The Needle is of coursed stone and is built in four sections with a stringcourse
over each.

Listing NGR: TQ6700721209

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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