OBELISK APPROXIMATELY 500 METRES SOUTH WEST OF APPLEY CORNER

Overview

Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II

List Entry Number: 1113731

Date first listed: 10-Jan-1985

Statutory Address: OBELISK APPROXIMATELY 500 METRES SOUTH WEST OF APPLEY CORNER

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Location

Statutory Address: OBELISK APPROXIMATELY 500 METRES SOUTH WEST OF APPLEY CORNER

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

District: Central Bedfordshire (Unitary Authority)

Parish: Campton and Chicksands

National Grid Reference: TL 10453 40677

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History

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Details

TL 1046 4068 CHICKSANDS CHICKSANDS WOOD

2/28 Obelisk approximately 500m SW of Appley Corner

- II

Obelisk. Erected late C18 or early C19 by George Osborn, 4th Baronet of Chicksands. Possibly designed by James Wyatt. Limestone. Stands about 3 metres high. Gothick style. Base consists of 3-stage square plinth, middle stage with rock-faced rustication. Above this are tall corner piers with pointed arched panel decoration, flanking panels with pointed heads and moulded frames. From this rises a small obelisk with simple incised decoration. C20 plaque on S elevation replaces original inscription to N face: "In memory of George Montague Dunk, Earl of Halifax, who in the reigns of George the 2nd and 3rd successively held most of the great Offices of State. When First Lord Commissioner of Trade and Plantations the colonies and commerce of this country by his councils and influence were strengthened, supported and extended. As Lord Lieutenant of the Land, First Lord of the Admiralty, Secretary of State, Lord Keeper of the Privy Seal, he discharged with distinguished abilities and integrity the important trusts of each. He was Knight of the most polite Order of the Garter, and on the 8th of June 1771 finished life thus spent in public service. Affection must subscribe the grateful testimony how eminently he possessed the private virtues of father, uncle, guardian, patron, friend."

Dunk was brother-in-law of Danvers Osborn, 3rd Baronet of Chicksands.

Listing NGR: TL1045340677

Legacy

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Legacy System number: 37582

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Sources

Other
Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in England, Part 2 Bedfordshire,

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