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The Congreve Monument

A Grade I Listed Building in Stowe, Buckinghamshire

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Latitude: 52.0278 / 52°1'40"N

Longitude: -1.0127 / 1°0'45"W

OS Eastings: 467837

OS Northings: 237062

OS Grid: SP678370

Mapcode National: GBR 9X9.W81

Mapcode Global: VHDT2.D9H9

Entry Name: The Congreve Monument

Listing Date: 25 September 1951

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1289751

English Heritage Legacy ID: 396478

Location: Stowe, Aylesbury Vale, Buckinghamshire, MK18

County: Buckinghamshire

District: Aylesbury Vale

Civil Parish: Stowe

Traditional County: Buckinghamshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Buckinghamshire

Church of England Parish: Stowe

Church of England Diocese: Oxford

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Listing Text


The Congreve Monument


Circa 1737 perhaps by Kent. Small stone obelisk with a trophy of comic
masks and surmounted by a monkey supposed to be holding a mirror. Erected
by Lord Cobham as a memorial to his friend Congreve, the playwright. Stands
on a small island in the Octagon Lake.

Listing NGR: SP6783637062

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

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