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OBELISK

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: OBELISK

List entry Number: 1356219

Location

OBELISK, CIVIC SQUARE

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

County:

District: Wigan

District Type: Metropolitan Authority

Parish:

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 07-Nov-1966

Date of most recent amendment: 27-Jul-1987

Legacy System Information

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 213494

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List entry Description

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History

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Details

LEIGH CIVIC SQUARE SD 60 SE 2/26 Obelisk (formerly listed as base of former 7/11/66 market cross) G.V. II Obelisk,originally the market cross. 1859 obelisk stands on an C18 pedestal. The pedestal is rusticated, has a base and a moulded cap and was heavily restored in 1986. The tapering square shaft has sunk panels in each face. The whole bears a marked resemblance to a similar obelisk in Atherton (q.v.). A fair in the market place was referred to in 1581, and a proclamation from the market cross steps in 1649. The original market cross stood until c.1800. J. Lunn, Leigh.

Listing NGR: SD6564800257

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Lunn, J, Leigh

National Grid Reference: SD 65662 00252

Map

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