OBELISK AND 2 PIERS 70 YARDS TO NORTH EAST, 1 MILE TO NORTH EAST OF BOCONNOC HOUSE

Overview

Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II

List Entry Number: 1136667

Date first listed: 27-Aug-1952

Statutory Address: OBELISK AND 2 PIERS 70 YARDS TO NORTH EAST, 1 MILE TO NORTH EAST OF BOCONNOC HOUSE

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Location

Statutory Address: OBELISK AND 2 PIERS 70 YARDS TO NORTH EAST, 1 MILE TO NORTH EAST OF BOCONNOC HOUSE

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

District: Cornwall (Unitary Authority)

Parish: Boconnoc

National Grid Reference: SX 15413 61135

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History

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Details

SX 16 NW BOCONNOC BOCONNOC PARK

6/15 Obelisk and 2 piers 70 yards to north east, 1 mile to north- 27/8/52 east of Boconnoc House - II

Obelisk and 2 piers to north-east. Obelisk, 1771, for Thomas Pitt, 1st Lord of Camelford. Inscription 'In gratitude and affection to the memory of Sir Richard Lyttleton and to perpetuate that peculiar character of benevolence which rendered him the delight of his own age and worthy the veneration of posterity MDCCLXXI' Ashlar granite blocks with inscribed slate tablets on the north-east face. 123 feet in height. Tall square plinth with cyma reversa and ovolo moulded tall base. Obelisk, square in plan and slightly tapered. Surmounted by pyramidal cap. Stands on grassed square battery. 70 years to north-east are 2 classical shrines which frame the vista when the obelisk is approached along the mile long straight drive from the north-east. Circa 1771 or slightly later. Rusticated ashlar granite and pedimented. Comprising 2 rectangular piers each decorated on north-east and south-west faces with blind round arches with Gibbs surrounds below pediments with recessed tympanii.

Listing NGR: SX1463360557

Legacy

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Legacy System number: 60512

Legacy System: LBS

Sources

Other
Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in England, Part 8 Cornwall and Isles of Scilly,

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