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Queen Annes Obelisk, Worsbrough

Description: Queen Annes Obelisk

Grade: II
Date Listed: 11 November 1966
English Heritage Building ID: 333975

OS Grid Reference: SE3318702917
OS Grid Coordinates: 433187, 402917
Latitude/Longitude: 53.5219, -1.5009

Location: Round Green Lane, Barnsley S70 5UE

Locality: Worsbrough
County: Barnsley
Country: England
Postcode: S70 5UE

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Listing Text

SE30SW (west side, off)

1/99 Queen Anne's Obelisk
(formerly listed as
11.11.66 being at
Wentworth Castle)
Obelisk. Dated 1734. By Joseph Bower (estate mason) for the 1st Earl of Strafford.
Ashlar sandstone. 2-step plinth, square die, projecting band beneath sturdy obelisk
with pyramidal cap. Inscription on east side of obelisk reads:

'To the PIOUS / GLORIOUS / And immortal memory of / Queen Anne / this obelisk
was erected / by her faithfull Minister / Thomas Wentworth Earl of STRAFFORD /
NEWMARCH and OVERSLEY / and knight of the most noble order of the Garter / 1734'.

Inscription on south side reads:

'Which said EARL / at the death of that most / Excellent PRINCESS / was one of
the seven appointed by act / of PARLIAMENT to be REGENTS of the / KINGDOME during
the absence of the / SUCCESSOR as first Lord of the admiral- / ty of great BRITAIN
and IRELAND was / likewise Lieu: General of all her Majesty's / Forces Colonel of
the first and Royal Reg / of Dragoons was of the Cabinet and Privy / Council,
Ambassador Extraordinary to the / States' General and likewise Plenipotentium /
for the Congress and peace of UTRECHT'.

16 octagonal bollards set round base of obelisk, 1 now displaced, 1 broken.

J. Wilkinson, Worthies, Families and Celebrities of Barnsley and the District, 1883

Listing NGR: SE3318702917

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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