OBELISK

Overview

Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II

List Entry Number: 1356219

Date first listed: 07-Nov-1966

Date of most recent amendment: 27-Jul-1987

Statutory Address: OBELISK, CIVIC SQUARE

Map

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Location

Statutory Address: OBELISK, CIVIC SQUARE

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

District: Wigan (Metropolitan Authority)

National Grid Reference: SD 65662 00252

Summary

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Reasons for Designation

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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

Legacy

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Legacy System number: 213494

Legacy System: LBS

Sources

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Lunn, J, Leigh

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