THE OBELISK

Overview

Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: I

List Entry Number: 1148980

Date first listed: 25-Jan-1954

Statutory Address: THE OBELISK, THE STRAY

Map

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Location

Statutory Address: THE OBELISK, THE STRAY

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

County: North Yorkshire

District: Ryedale (District Authority)

Parish: Henderskelfe

National Grid Reference: SE 70983 69950

Summary

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Reasons for Designation

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History

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Details

HENDERSKELFE THE STRAY SE 76 NW 7/76 Castle Howard The Obelisk 25.1.54 GV I Obelisk. 1714. By Sir John Vanbrugh. Ashlar. Square on plan. Massive square base with pulvinated cornice supports obelisk c80 in height. Inscription to east

VIRTUTIS ET FORTUNAE JOHANNIS MARLBURIAE DUCIS PATRIAE ET EUROPAEQUE DEFENSORIS HOC SAXUM ADMIRATIONI AC FAME SACRUM CAROLUS COMES CARLIOL POSUIT ANNO DOMINI MDCCXIV

Inscription to west now illegible but recorded in guidebook. Howard G, Castle Howard Guidebook, 1972. Hussey C, English Gardens and Landscapes 1700-1750, 1967. HBMC, Register of Parks and Gardens of special historic interest in England, Part 32, North Yorkshire: Castle Howard, Grade I.

Listing NGR: SE7098269950

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number: 329032

Legacy System: LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Howard, G, Castle Howard Guidebook, (1972)
Hussey, C, English Gardens and Landscapes 1700-1750, (1967)
Other
Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in England, Part 32 North Yorkshire,

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