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Jenkins Obelisk Approximately Ten Metres West of Church of Saint Mary

A Grade II Listed Building in Bolton-on-Swale, North Yorkshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 54.3874 / 54°23'14"N

Longitude: -1.6132 / 1°36'47"W

OS Eastings: 425216

OS Northings: 499174

OS Grid: SE252991

Mapcode National: GBR KK5P.JZ

Mapcode Global: WHC6G.6Z2D

Entry Name: Jenkins Obelisk Approximately Ten Metres West of Church of Saint Mary

Listing Date: 4 February 1969

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1318299

English Heritage Legacy ID: 322317

Location: Bolton-on-Swale, Richmondshire, North Yorkshire, DL10

County: North Yorkshire

District: Richmondshire

Civil Parish: Bolton-on-Swale

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): North Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Easby with Brompton on Swale and Bolton on Swale

Church of England Diocese: Leeds

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Listing Text

BOLTON-ON-SWALE BOLTON-ON-SWALE
SE 29 NE
5/7 Jenkins Obelisk
approximately 10 metres
west of Church of Saint
Mary
4.2.69
GV II

Memorial. Dated 1743, commemorating acknowledgement that Henry Jenkins,
d1670, had attained age of 169. Sandstone ashlar. Monument approximately 5
metres high. Square base forming dado. Pyramidal obelisk with coved
diamond finial. On west side of base, inscription "HENRY IENKINS". On east
side of base, inscription "This monument was Erected by CONTRIBUTION In ye
year 1743 to ye memory of HENRY IENKINS". The longevity of Henry Jenkins,
although not proven by documentary sources, was established by his eye-
witness accounts of well-known events, making him the most long-lived
English person ever recorded. He was born and lived at Ellerton-on Swale.


Listing NGR: SE2521699174

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

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