Description: Queen Annes Obelisk
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
WORSBROUGH ROCKLEY LANE
SE30SW (west side, off)
1/99 Queen Anne's Obelisk
(formerly listed as
11.11.66 being at
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 /
Viscount WENTWORTH of WENTWORTH / WOODHOUSE, and of STAINBOROUGH Baron of RABY,
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
Source: English Heritage
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