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MONTREAL PARK OBELISK IN GARDEN OF NUMBER 81

List Entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

Name: MONTREAL PARK OBELISK IN GARDEN OF NUMBER 81

List entry Number: 1119727

Location

MONTREAL PARK OBELISK IN GARDEN OF NUMBER 81, MARLBOROUGH CRESCENT

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

County: Kent

District: Sevenoaks

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Riverhead

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 27-Apr-1998

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 469248

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History

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Details

TQ55 NW RIVERHEAD MARLBOROUGH CRESCENT

771/42/10055 Montreal Park Obelisk (In garden of number 81)

II

Obelisk. Erected c1764 by General Amherst and his two brothers to commemorate their part in the North American campaigns which led, by the vanquishing of the French in Montreal, to all Canada falling into British hands. Kentish ragstone obelisk having plinth with cornice and incised marble panels recording General Amherst's victories all set on ragstone base. Inscription on four panels reads :

Dedicated to that most able Statesman during whose administration Cape Breton and Canada were conquered and from whose influence the British Arms derived a Degree of Lustre unparallel'd in past Ages.

Fort Levi surrendered 25th August, 1760. Isle of Noix abandoned 28th August, 1760. Montreal surrendered and with it all Canada and 10 French Battalians lay'd down their arms 8th September, 1760. St. John's, Newfoundland re-taken 18th September, 1762.

Louisburg surrendered and six French Battalions prisoners of War, 26th July, 1758. Fort du Quesne taken possession of 24th November, 1758. Niagara surrendered 25th July, 1759. Crown Point taken possession of 4th August, 1759. Quebec capitulated 18th September, 1759

To commemorate the providential and happy meeting of three Brothers on this, their Paternal Ground on the 25th January, 1764 after a six years glorious War in which the three were successfully engaged in various Climes, Seasons and Services.

The main house, Montreal, no longer exists.

[See Pevsner BOE West Kent and the Weald p469.]



Listing NGR: TQ5119855110

This List entry has been amended to add sources for War Memorials Online and the War Memorials Register. These sources were not used in the compilation of this List entry but are added here as a guide for further reading, 30 November 2016.

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Newman, J, The Buildings of England: West Kent and the Weald, (1980), 469
Websites
War Memorials Online, accessed 30/11/2016 from https://www.warmemorialsonline.org.uk/memorial/71068
War Memorials Register, accessed 30/11/2016 from http://www.iwm.org.uk/memorials/item/memorial/54528

National Grid Reference: TQ5120155062

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