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The Obelisk Approximately 80 Metres West of Church of St Mary, Lindrick with Studley Royal and Fountains

Description: The Obelisk Approximately 80 Metres West of Church of St Mary

Grade: II
Date Listed: 6 March 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 331057

OS Grid Reference: SE2746069253
OS Grid Coordinates: 427460, 469253
Latitude/Longitude: 54.1184, -1.5814

Location: Church Walk, Royal, North Yorkshire HG4 3DY

Locality: Lindrick with Studley Royal and Fountains
Local Authority: Harrogate Borough Council
County: North Yorkshire
Country: England
Postcode: HG4 3DY

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Listing Text


9/53 The Obelisk approximately
80 metres west of Church
6.3.67 of St Mary


Obelisk. c1805 for Elizabeth Aislabie. Ashlar. Base, corniced pedestal
approximately 3 metres high, obelisk approximately 15 metres high. It is
set diagonally and was the culmination of the long drive and view to Ripon
Cathedral, before the construction of St Mary's church (qv). Elizabeth
Aislabie was the wife of Charles Allanson of Bramham and daughter of William
Aislabie (d1781) who had continued his father's work at Studley Royal. The
obelisk replaced a stepped pyramid of exactly the same height, which William
had erected in 1742 to the memory of John Aislabie, his father. A Scheduled
Ancient Monument. W T C Walker, personal communication.

Listing NGR: SE2746069253

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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