CLEOPATRA'S NEEDLE

Overview

Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: I

List Entry Number: 1066169

Date first listed: 24-Feb-1958

Statutory Address: CLEOPATRA'S NEEDLE, VICTORIA EMBANKMENT SW1

Map

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Location

Statutory Address: CLEOPATRA'S NEEDLE, VICTORIA EMBANKMENT SW1

The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County: Greater London Authority

District: City of Westminster (London Borough)

National Grid Reference: TQ 30543 80516

Summary

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History

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Details

TQ 3080 NE CITY OF WESTMINSTER VICTORIA EMBANKMENT, SW1 73/54 24.2.58 Cleopatra's Needle G.V. I Obelisk and sphinxes. The ancient Egyptian obelisk dating from the reign of Thothmes III and one of 2 originally erected in Heliopolis, brought to London as a gift in 1877 (by sea in a specially designed iron sea-going casing), the setting on the Embankment wall with the two huge bronze sphinxes designed by G F Vulliamy. The obelisk of pink granite. The base and water steps of granite. The sphinxes cast in bronze. Stepped platform with flanking sphinxes and granite pedestal to obelisk.

Listing NGR: TQ3054380516

Legacy

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Legacy System number: 207379

Legacy System: LBS

Sources

Other
Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in England, Part 17 Greater London

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