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

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

Books and journals
Lunn, J, Leigh

Legal

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

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