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Captain Cook Memorial, Great Ayton

Description: Captain Cook Memorial

Grade: II
Date Listed: 8 May 1989
English Heritage Building ID: 332962

OS Grid Reference: NZ5572110637
OS Grid Coordinates: 455721, 510637
Latitude/Longitude: 54.4880, -1.1414

Location: 1 Easby Lane, Great Ayton, North Yorkshire TS9 6PA

Locality: Great Ayton
Local Authority: Hambleton District Council
County: North Yorkshire
Country: England
Postcode: TS9 6PA

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Listing Text

NZ 5510
(east side, south end)
11/34 Captain Cook Memorial

Obelisk erected 1934. Rusticated granite low obelisk on base of two square
steps. 2 bronze plaques. (1) On shaft: Lieutenant James Cook RN of the
Endeavour, first sighted Australia at this point which he named Point Hicks
after Lieutenant Zachary Hicks who first saw the land April 19th ships' log
date, April 20th calendar date, 1770. (2) On base: This monument is made of
stones hewn from the rocks of Cafe Everard close to Point Hicks, Victoria, and
is a facsimile of the memorial erected there. It here marks the site of Captain
Cook's cottage, removed to Melbourne in Victoria's centenary year, 1934.
Presented by Russell Grimwade. Included for historical interest.

Listing NGR: NZ5572110637

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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