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Description: The Obelisk
Date Listed: 25 January 1954
English Heritage Building ID: 329032
OS Grid Reference: SE7098369950
OS Grid Coordinates: 470983, 469950
Latitude/Longitude: 54.1205, -0.9155
HENDERSKELFE THE STRAY
SE 76 NW
7/76 Castle Howard
Obelisk. 1714. By Sir John Vanbrugh. Ashlar. Square on plan. Massive square
base with pulvinated cornice supports obelisk c80 in height. Inscription to east
VIRTUTIS ET FORTUNAE
JOHANNIS MARLBURIAE DUCIS
PATRIAE ET EUROPAEQUE DEFENSORIS
ADMIRATIONI AC FAME SACRUM
CAROLUS COMES CARLIOL POSUIT
Inscription to west now illegible but recorded in guidebook. Howard G,
Castle Howard Guidebook, 1972. Hussey C, English Gardens and Landscapes
1700-1750, 1967. HBMC, Register of Parks and Gardens of special historic
interest in England, Part 32, North Yorkshire: Castle Howard, Grade I.
Listing NGR: SE7098269950
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Source: English Heritage
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