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Captain Cook Memorial

A Grade II Listed Building in Great Ayton, North Yorkshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 54.488 / 54°29'16"N

Longitude: -1.1414 / 1°8'28"W

OS Eastings: 455721

OS Northings: 510637

OS Grid: NZ557106

Mapcode National: GBR NJGJ.PY

Mapcode Global: WHD7F.FGQ8

Entry Name: Captain Cook Memorial

Listing Date: 8 May 1989

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1150680

English Heritage Legacy ID: 332962

Location: Great Ayton, Hambleton, North Yorkshire, TS9

County: North Yorkshire

District: Hambleton

Civil Parish: Great Ayton

Built-Up Area: Great Ayton

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): North Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Great Ayton Christ Church

Church of England Diocese: York

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Listing Text

GREAT AYTON BRIDGE STREET
NZ 5510
(east side, south end)
11/34 Captain Cook Memorial

GV II
Obelisk erected 1934. Rusticated granite low obelisk on base of two square
steps. 2 bronze plaques. (1) On shaft: Lieutenant James Cook RN of the
Endeavour, first sighted Australia at this point which he named Point Hicks
after Lieutenant Zachary Hicks who first saw the land April 19th ships' log
date, April 20th calendar date, 1770. (2) On base: This monument is made of
stones hewn from the rocks of Cafe Everard close to Point Hicks, Victoria, and
is a facsimile of the memorial erected there. It here marks the site of Captain
Cook's cottage, removed to Melbourne in Victoria's centenary year, 1934.
Presented by Russell Grimwade. Included for historical interest.


Listing NGR: NZ5572110637

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