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The Obelisk

A Grade II Listed Building in Northampton, Northamptonshire

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Coordinates

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

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1039752

English Heritage Legacy ID: 231862

Location: Northampton, Northamptonshire, NN2

County: Northamptonshire

District: Northampton

Town: Northampton

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

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Listing Text

The Obelisk
1.
5327
Boughton
SP 76 NE 16/107 9.12.68
II

2.
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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