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Latitude: 52.2799 / 52°16'47"N
Longitude: -0.8969 / 0°53'48"W
OS Eastings: 475354
OS Northings: 265210
OS Grid: SP753652
Mapcode National: GBR BVW.22D
Mapcode Global: VHDRS.DYQM
Entry Name: The Obelisk
Listing Date: 9 December 1968
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1039752
English Heritage Legacy ID: 231862
Location: Northampton, Northamptonshire, NN2
Electoral Ward/Division: Obelisk
Built-Up Area: Northampton
Traditional County: Northamptonshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Northamptonshire
Church of England Parish: Kingsthorpe St John the Baptist, St David and St Mark
Church of England Diocese: Peterborough
SP 76 NE 16/107 9.12.68
White sandstone obelisk on pedestal. About 100 feet high on ground, highest in
neighbourhood, about 450 feet above sea level. Erected by order of Lord Strafford,
of Boughton Manor, friend of the 4th Duke of Devonshire, educated here when young
by his tutor the Rector of Boughton. Originally bore an inscription:
"This Obelisk was erected in the year 1764 in memory of His Grace William Cavendish
Duke of Devonshire.
There in the Rich, the Honour'd, Fam'd and Great,
See the false seat of Happiness Compleat."
See George E Stevenson, A Short Guide to Boughton. William 4th Duke of Devonshire
(1720-64) was Prime Minister 1756-57.
Listing NGR: SP7535465210
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