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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
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1150680
English Heritage Legacy ID: 332962
Location: Great Ayton, Hambleton, North Yorkshire, TS9
County: North Yorkshire
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
GREAT AYTON BRIDGE STREET
(east side, south end)
11/34 Captain Cook Memorial
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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