NELL GWYNNS MONUMENT IN PARK WOOD

Overview

Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II

List Entry Number: 1078002

Date first listed: 21-Sep-1951

Date of most recent amendment: 29-May-1986

Statutory Address: NELL GWYNNS MONUMENT IN PARK WOOD, ODDY HILL

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Location

Statutory Address: NELL GWYNNS MONUMENT IN PARK WOOD, ODDY HILL

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

County: Hertfordshire

District: Dacorum (District Authority)

Parish: Tring

National Grid Reference: SP 93233 10699

Summary

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Reasons for Designation

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History

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Details

TRING ODDY HILL SP 91 SW (West side) 4/94 Nell Gwynn's Monument 21.9.51 in Park Wood (Formerly listed as Nell Gwynn's Monument) GV II Obelisk. Early C18, for William Gore probably by James Gibbs as part of landscaped setting of Tring Park. Limestone ashlar on red brick core. Tall stone obelisk about 50ft high at roundepoint in wood on hillside overlooking Tring Park. High square pedestal with moulded cap and base. Tall tapering obelisk on boldly moulded base (2 tori with scotia between). Concave point with ball finial pierced by spike. No inscription. View NE along alley to Temple or Summer House (q.v.). James Gibbs designed some ornamental buildings for William Gore (d.1739) Soane MS (Colvin(1978)343).

Listing NGR: SP9323310699

Legacy

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Legacy System number: 355730

Legacy System: LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Colvin, H M, A Biographical Dictionary of British Architects 1600-1840, (1978), 343

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