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Cumberland Obelisk

A Grade II Listed Building in Runnymede, Surrey

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Latitude: 51.4247 / 51°25'28"N

Longitude: -0.5977 / 0°35'51"W

OS Eastings: 497597

OS Northings: 170453

OS Grid: SU975704

Mapcode National: GBR F95.RP2

Mapcode Global: VHFTN.LGD5

Entry Name: Cumberland Obelisk

Listing Date: 17 November 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1378045

English Heritage Legacy ID: 289768

Location: Runnymede, Surrey, TW20

County: Surrey

District: Runnymede

Town: Runnymede

Electoral Ward/Division: Englefield Green West

Traditional County: Surrey

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Surrey

Church of England Parish: Englefield Green

Church of England Diocese: Guildford

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Listing Text

Virginia Water
- Cumberland Obelisk

- II

Cumberland Obelisk. Commemorating death of William, Duke of Cumberland in 1765.
Tapered square column on a classical base surmounted by a sun symbol. Inscribed
by HM King William IV 'Raised by the command of King George the Second to
commemorate the services of his son William, Duke of Cumberland and the success
of his arms and the gratitude of his Father'. Garter symbol carved in base on
sides facing S and W. Base tablet facing N carved with laurel wreath surmounted
by Royal crest inscribed 'W.A. Born April 15th 1721 Died October 31st 1765'.
Column above N tablet incised 'CUMBERLAND'.

Listing NGR: SU9759770453

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