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Latitude: 53.4978 / 53°29'52"N
Longitude: -2.5191 / 2°31'8"W
OS Eastings: 365662
OS Northings: 400253
OS Grid: SD656002
Mapcode National: GBR BWVZ.FV
Mapcode Global: WH986.8BPT
Entry Name: Obelisk
Listing Date: 7 November 1966
Last Amended: 27 July 1987
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1356219
English Heritage Legacy ID: 213494
Location: Wigan, WN7
Electoral Ward/Division: Leigh East
Built-Up Area: Atherton
Traditional County: Lancashire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Greater Manchester
Church of England Parish: Leigh St Mary the Virgin
Church of England Diocese: Manchester
LEIGH CIVIC SQUARE
SD 60 SE
as base of former
7/11/66 market cross)
Obelisk,originally the market cross. 1859 obelisk stands on
an C18 pedestal. The pedestal is rusticated, has a base and
a moulded cap and was heavily restored in 1986. The tapering
square shaft has sunk panels in each face. The whole bears a
marked resemblance to a similar obelisk in Atherton (q.v.).
A fair in the market place was referred to in 1581, and a
proclamation from the market cross steps in 1649. The
original market cross stood until c.1800. J. Lunn, Leigh.
Listing NGR: SD6564800257
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