Obelisk In The Admiralty Playing Fields

Date:
15 Aug 2002
Location:
Obelisk In The Admiralty Playing Fields, Maker With Rame, Caradon, Cornwall, PL10 1HX
Reference:
IOE01/07720/35
Type:
Photograph (Digital)
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Description

This information is taken from the statutory List as it was in 2001 and may not be up to date.

SX 45 SE MAKER-WITH-RAME CREMYLL

7/101 Obelisk in the Admiralty Playing Fields 23.1.68 GV II

Obelisk. Late C18/early C19. Portland stone, scored ashlar, granite base to plinth.

Plinth has moulded base, square plan, with blocking course. Square plan obelisk.

About 10 metres height overall.

This obelisk is frequently referred to as a monument to Cupid, the pet pig of Emma, Countess of Mount Edgcumbe; however the obelisk pre-dated the demise of the pig. An obelisk (or other marker) is shown on Admiralty charts from c.1690, although the existing structure is not of the C17.

Listing NGR: SX4534353451

Content

This is part of the Series: IOE\Pollard_J E IOE Records for Pollard, J E; within the Collection: IOE01 Images Of England

Rights

Copyright IoE Mrs J E Pollard. Source Historic England Archive

This photograph was taken for the Images of England project

People & Organisations

Photographer: Pollard, J E

Rights Holder: Pollard, J E

Keywords

Granite, Georgian Obelisk, Victorian Gardens Parks And Urban Spaces, Garden Ornament