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Latitude: 51.6447 / 51°38'40"N
Longitude: -0.6668 / 0°40'0"W
OS Eastings: 492346
OS Northings: 194825
OS Grid: SU923948
Mapcode National: GBR F6D.S9D
Mapcode Global: VHFSG.DXCL
Entry Name: Obelisk, Urns and Seat Approximately 100 Metres to South West of Penn House
Listing Date: 12 March 1991
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1277719
English Heritage Legacy ID: 430551
Location: Penn, Chiltern, Buckinghamshire, HP7
Civil Parish: Penn
Traditional County: Buckinghamshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Buckinghamshire
Church of England Parish: Penn Street
Church of England Diocese: Oxford
The following items shall be added:-
PENN PENN STREET
SU 99 SW (south side off)
Obelisk, urns and
II seat approximately 1OO m
to south-west of
Monument. Between 1733 and 1744; for Alexander Pope in memory of his mother; urns
ascribed to William Kent. Ashlar; obelisk of stone slabs. The obelisk and 2 urns
are set at the 3 points of a triangle, with a low stone curved bench on brick piers
between the urns. The tall obelisk and urns each have a stepped base and a plinth
with moulded base and cornice. The urns have a spiral pattern and conical finials.
Pope erected the monument at his house in Twickenham (Popes Villa) in memory of his
mother who died in 1733. It was brought from Twickenham to its present location
M Mack, Alexander Pope (1985), p 548.
R Strong, Lost Treasures of Britain, forthcoming.
Listing NGR: SU9234694825
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