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Commemorative Column at Tl 526 389, North East of Audley End House

A Grade II* Listed Building in Saffron Walden, Essex

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Latitude: 52.0279 / 52°1'40"N

Longitude: 0.2239 / 0°13'26"E

OS Eastings: 552671

OS Northings: 238944

OS Grid: TL526389

Mapcode National: GBR MBW.X09

Mapcode Global: VHHL3.T9R8

Entry Name: Commemorative Column at Tl 526 389, North East of Audley End House

Listing Date: 28 November 1951

Last Amended: 31 October 1994

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1196117

English Heritage Legacy ID: 370385

Location: Saffron Walden, Uttlesford, Essex, CB11

County: Essex

District: Uttlesford

Civil Parish: Saffron Walden

Traditional County: Essex

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Essex

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Listing Text


669-1/3/331 Commemorative column at TL 526 389,
28/11/51 north-east of Audley End House
(Formerly Listed as:
Obelisk in the Deer Park)


Tall commemorative column, approx 17m high. Erected in 1774 by
Sir John Griffin Griffin and said to have been designed by
Robert Adam in 1763 for Capability Brown's newly landscaped
park. Fine limestone Tuscan column on a tall oolitic limestone
rectangular base, surmounted by an egg-shaped, lidded urn with
gadrooned body. NE face of base carries inscription on a large
marble plaque (now badly weathered) recording its erection in
gratitude to Elizabeth, Countess of Portsmouth by her heir and

Listing NGR: TL5267138944

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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