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HER Number:MDV12107
Name:Obelisk at Arlington Court

Summary

Obelisk on site of previous manor house, commemorates Queen Victoria's Jubilee bonfire

Location

Grid Reference:SS 613 402
Map Sheet:SS64SW
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishArlington
DistrictNorth Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishARLINGTON

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS64SW/20
  • Old Listed Building Ref (II)

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • OBELISK (X to XXI - 901 AD to 2009 AD (Between))

Full description

Ordnance Survey, 1905, 10NW (Cartographic). SDV322055.


Reichel, O. J., 1928 - 1938, The Hundred of Shirwell in Early Times, 390, 404, 425, 461, 465, 468, 484, 485, 491 (Article in Monograph). SDV59335.

Arlington was Alferdintona in Domesday. It was held by Alured d'Epaignes. Before the conquest it was held by Ailwi, or Alwi. Later it passed into the possession of the Raleigh and Chichester families. Early descents of the manor given.


Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division, 1953, SS64SW1 (Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card). SDV339250.

Obelisk stands on the generally believed site of original mansion. However no traces of an earlier building were observed, though the field was ploughed.


Ordnance Survey, 1963, Ordnance Survey 6 inch map (Cartographic). SDV166087.

'Obelisk' is shown on the Ordnance Survey 6 inch (1963) map.


National Trust, 1983, Map and Guide to Arlington (Pamphlet). SDV337710.

The obelisk commemorates Queen Victoria's Jubilee bonfire. The house that stood on this site was the second of the three Arlington courts, and only stood for 30 years.


National Trust, 1984, Arlington Court, Devon (Report - Survey). SDV337709.


Department of Environment, 1987, Arlington, 4 (List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest). SDV337040.

Cairn dated 1887. White random quartz marble stone. Tall circular cairn tapering to a point, with plaque on south side recording Queen Victoria's Jubilee.


Goodwin, N. D., 1989, Cairn at Arlington Court (Worksheet). SDV339305.

A few loose stones at the top and invasion of plants, otherwise in good condition.


National Trust, 1994, Archaeological Site Monitoring Surveillance Report. Arlington Court (Report - non-specific). SDV337721.

Recently been repointed and now in stable condition.


Gray, T., 1995, The Garden History of Devon: An Illustrated Guide to Sources, 34-35 (Monograph). SDV671.


Lovie, J., 2009, Arlington Court, Devon: Conservation Statement Prepared by Johnathan Lovie for the National Trust, 70; Figs 50, 51 (Report - non-specific). SDV352139.

A conical stone obelisk erected in 1887 to commemorate Queen Victoria’s Golden Jubilee. One of Miss Chichester’s photographs shows the conical-shaped bonfire which was lit on this spot as part of the Jubilee celebrations.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV166087Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1963. Ordnance Survey 6 inch map. Ordnance Survey 6 inch map. Map (Paper).
SDV322055Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1905. 10NW. Second Edition Ordnance Survey 6 inch Map. Map (Paper).
SDV337040List of Blds of Arch or Historic Interest: Department of Environment. 1987. Arlington. Historic Houses Register. A4 Spiral Bound. 4.
SDV337709Report - Survey: National Trust. 1984. Arlington Court, Devon. National Trust Archaeological Survey Report. A4 Stapled + Digital.
SDV337710Pamphlet: National Trust. 1983. Map and Guide to Arlington. National Trust Leaflet Maps of Coast and Country Properties in Devon. Leaflet + Digital.
SDV337721Report - non-specific: National Trust. 1994. Archaeological Site Monitoring Surveillance Report. Arlington Court. National Trust Report. Unknown.
SDV339250Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card: Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division. 1953. SS64SW1. Ordnance Survey Archaeology Division Card. Card Index.
SDV339305Worksheet: Goodwin, N. D.. 1989. Cairn at Arlington Court. Devon County Sites and Monuments Register. A4 Stapled + Digital.
SDV352139Report - non-specific: Lovie, J.. 2009. Arlington Court, Devon: Conservation Statement Prepared by Johnathan Lovie for the National Trust. National Trust Report. Digital. 70; Figs 50, 51.
SDV59335Article in Monograph: Reichel, O. J.. 1928 - 1938. The Hundred of Shirwell in Early Times. The Hundreds of Devon. A5 Hardback. 390, 404, 425, 461, 465, 468, 484, 485, 491.
SDV671Monograph: Gray, T.. 1995. The Garden History of Devon: An Illustrated Guide to Sources. The Garden History of Devon: An Illustrated Guide to Sources. Paperback Volume. 34-35.

Associated Monuments

MDV32577Part of: Arlington Court Park (Park/Garden)
MDV12106Related to: Arlington Court (Building)
MDV43971Related to: Site of Previous Arlington House (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Feb 11 2015 2:28PM