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Description: Jenkins Obelisk Approximately Ten Metres West of Church of Saint Mary
Date Listed: 4 February 1969
English Heritage Building ID: 322317
OS Grid Reference: SE2521699174
OS Grid Coordinates: 425216, 499174
Latitude/Longitude: 54.3874, -1.6132
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SE 29 NE
5/7 Jenkins Obelisk
approximately 10 metres
west of Church of Saint
Memorial. Dated 1743, commemorating acknowledgement that Henry Jenkins,
d1670, had attained age of 169. Sandstone ashlar. Monument approximately 5
metres high. Square base forming dado. Pyramidal obelisk with coved
diamond finial. On west side of base, inscription "HENRY IENKINS". On east
side of base, inscription "This monument was Erected by CONTRIBUTION In ye
year 1743 to ye memory of HENRY IENKINS". The longevity of Henry Jenkins,
although not proven by documentary sources, was established by his eye-
witness accounts of well-known events, making him the most long-lived
English person ever recorded. He was born and lived at Ellerton-on Swale.
Listing NGR: SE2521699174
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Source: English Heritage
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