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Latitude: 51.5085 / 51°30'30"N
Longitude: -0.1203 / 0°7'13"W
OS Eastings: 530543
OS Northings: 180516
OS Grid: TQ305805
Mapcode National: GBR KF.4F
Mapcode Global: VHGQZ.VBRX
Entry Name: Cleopatra's Needle
Listing Date: 24 February 1958
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1066169
English Heritage Legacy ID: 207379
Location: Westminster, London, WC2N
District: City of Westminster
Electoral Ward/Division: St James's
Built-Up Area: City of Westminster
Traditional County: Middlesex
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater London
Church of England Parish: St Martin-in-the-Fields
Church of England Diocese: London
TQ 3080 NE CITY OF WESTMINSTER VICTORIA EMBANKMENT, SW1
24.2.58 Cleopatra's Needle
Obelisk and sphinxes. The ancient Egyptian obelisk dating from the reign of
Thothmes III and one of 2 originally erected in Heliopolis, brought to London
as a gift in 1877 (by sea in a specially designed iron sea-going casing), the
setting on the Embankment wall with the two huge bronze sphinxes designed by
G F Vulliamy. The obelisk of pink granite. The base and water steps of granite.
The sphinxes cast in bronze. Stepped platform with flanking sphinxes and
granite pedestal to obelisk.
Listing NGR: TQ3054380516
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