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The Obelisk Approximately 200 Metres to West of Shotover Park

A Grade II* Listed Building in Forest Hill with Shotover, Oxfordshire

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Latitude: 51.7561 / 51°45'21"N

Longitude: -1.1579 / 1°9'28"W

OS Eastings: 458221

OS Northings: 206714

OS Grid: SP582067

Mapcode National: GBR 8Z2.VFC

Mapcode Global: VHCXW.W473

Entry Name: The Obelisk Approximately 200 Metres to West of Shotover Park

Listing Date: 18 July 1963

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1181640

English Heritage Legacy ID: 246610

Location: Forest Hill with Shotover, South Oxfordshire, Oxfordshire, OX33

County: Oxfordshire

District: South Oxfordshire

Civil Parish: Forest Hill with Shotover

Traditional County: Oxfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Oxfordshire

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Listing Text

5/90 The Obelisk approx. 200m. to
18/07/63 W of Shotover Park


Obelisk. c.1735. By William Kent for General James Tyrrell. Limestone ashlar.
Square tapering shaft on a pedestal with moulded base and cornice; around the
base of the shaft is a band carved with a wave motif and on the top is a spiked
metal ball. The obelisk lies on the main axis of the house and forms a focal
point in the important early C18 formal layout of the garden. The design of the
obelisk may be an adaptation of Kent's proposal.
(C.Hussey, Country Life, Vol. LIX, pp.240-246; V.C.H.: Oxfordshire, Vol.V,
p.276; Buildings of England: Oxfordshire, p.765).

Listing NGR: SP5822106714

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