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The Obelisk

A Grade I Listed Building in Henderskelfe, North Yorkshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 54.1205 / 54°7'13"N

Longitude: -0.9155 / 0°54'55"W

OS Eastings: 470983

OS Northings: 469950

OS Grid: SE709699

Mapcode National: GBR QN1S.LN

Mapcode Global: WHFBD.XP7H

Entry Name: The Obelisk

Listing Date: 25 January 1954

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1148980

English Heritage Legacy ID: 329032

Location: Henderskelfe, Ryedale, North Yorkshire, YO60

County: North Yorkshire

District: Ryedale

Civil Parish: Henderskelfe

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): North Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Bulmer St Martin

Church of England Diocese: York

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Listing Text

HENDERSKELFE THE STRAY
SE 76 NW
7/76 Castle Howard
The Obelisk
25.1.54
GV I
Obelisk. 1714. By Sir John Vanbrugh. Ashlar. Square on plan. Massive square
base with pulvinated cornice supports obelisk c80 in height. Inscription to east

VIRTUTIS ET FORTUNAE
JOHANNIS MARLBURIAE DUCIS
PATRIAE ET EUROPAEQUE DEFENSORIS
HOC SAXUM
ADMIRATIONI AC FAME SACRUM
CAROLUS COMES CARLIOL POSUIT
ANNO DOMINI
MDCCXIV

Inscription to west now illegible but recorded in guidebook. Howard G,
Castle Howard Guidebook, 1972. Hussey C, English Gardens and Landscapes
1700-1750, 1967. HBMC, Register of Parks and Gardens of special historic
interest in England, Part 32, North Yorkshire: Castle Howard, Grade I.


Listing NGR: SE7098269950

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