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Obelisk, About 750 Metres West of Helmingham Hall

A Grade II Listed Building in Helmingham, Suffolk

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Latitude: 52.1742 / 52°10'27"N

Longitude: 1.1851 / 1°11'6"E

OS Eastings: 617883

OS Northings: 257667

OS Grid: TM178576

Mapcode National: GBR VMQ.LFL

Mapcode Global: VHLB7.HMC3

Entry Name: Obelisk, About 750 Metres West of Helmingham Hall

Listing Date: 22 September 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1181708

English Heritage Legacy ID: 279708

Location: Helmingham, Mid Suffolk, Suffolk, IP6

County: Suffolk

District: Mid Suffolk

Civil Parish: Helmingham

Traditional County: Suffolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Suffolk

Church of England Parish: Helmingham St Mary

Church of England Diocese: St.Edmundsbury and Ipswich

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Listing Text

TM 15 NE
4/89 Obelisk, about 750m west
- of Helmingham Hall

- II

Obelisk, c.1860. About 20m high and standing on a mound about 7m high. Red
brick. A square plinth about 2.5m high has a square sinking in each face.
The needle-formed obelisk rises without interruption, tapering to a width of
0.5m at the head. A prominent landscape feature in the centre of Helmingham
Park. The mound was part of an C18 wilderness garden; a summerhouse of
c.1760, together with a brick wall, was demolished and the bricks reused in
the obelisk. Included as Grade I in the H.B.M.C. Register of Historic Parks
and Gardens.

Listing NGR: TM1788357667

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