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Latitude: 54.7814 / 54°46'52"N
Longitude: -1.586 / 1°35'9"W
OS Eastings: 426723
OS Northings: 543020
OS Grid: NZ267430
Mapcode National: GBR KFC4.FS
Mapcode Global: WHC4Q.L2YV
Entry Name: Obelisk
Listing Date: 19 February 1970
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1121398
English Heritage Legacy ID: 110347
Location: County Durham, DH1
County: County Durham
Electoral Ward/Division: Neville's Cross
Built-Up Area: Durham
Traditional County: Durham
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): County Durham
Church of England Parish: Durham St Cuthbert
Church of England Diocese: Durham
DURHAM AND FRAMWELLGATE OBELISK LANE
NZ 24 SE (North side)
Obelisk, built as observation point. 1850. Sandstone ashlar. Very tall
slender obelisk, with 3 openings on south face, stands on high panelled
base with cornice; steps down to small opening at foot on north side. South
face inscribed with latitude, longitude, angle of dip and height above sea
level. Latin inscription on base: W I W/ASTRONOMIAE/DICAVIT/MDCCCL.
Listing NGR: NZ2672343020
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