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HER Number:MDV32036
Name:Obelisk in Tapeley Park, Westleigh

Summary

Obelisk approx 800m west of tapeley park house. Mid 19th century. Square stone rubble base with battered walls and projecting corner buttresses. Granite coping above and stepped ashlar base to former needle destroyed by lightening in 1933. Erected in memory of archibald cleveland killed in the crimea on 6th november 1854 (doe).

Location

Grid Reference:SS 472 291
Map Sheet:SS42NE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishWestleigh
DistrictNorth Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishWESTLEIGH

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS42NE/74/11
  • Old Listed Building Ref (II): 98847

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • OBELISK (XIX - 1855 AD to 1855 AD (Between))

Full description

Department of Environment, Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV330381.

Obelisk approx 800m west of tapeley park house. Mid 19th century. Square stone rubble base with battered walls and projecting corner buttresses. Granite coping above and stepped ashlar base to former needle destroyed by lightening in 1933. Erected in memory of archibald cleveland killed in the crimea on 6th november 1854 (doe).


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV88335.

Doe/hhr:westleigh/(29/5/1986)78.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV88337.

Os 6" (1903/1938) 12se.


Untitled Source (Migrated Record). SDV88338.

Hhr: register of parks + gardens of special historic interest in england (devon)/(august 2003).


Goodwin, N. D., 1989, Obelisk, Tapely Park (Worksheet). SDV88336.

Vis=1/8/1989(goodwin) inscription on tumbled block (broken). The christie estate office have a photo of the obelisk taken before it was struck by lightening


Lauder, R., 2009, The Lost Landscape of Tapeley Park, 31 (Article in Serial). SDV347394.

The only known built structure in the park at Tapeley was the obelisk built in 1855 in memory of Archibald Clevland who was killed in the Crimea. It was struck by lightening in 1932 and only the granite base remains today but it originally it would have been clearly visible from the house.


Ordnance Survey, 2011, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV346129.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV330381Migrated Record: Department of Environment.
SDV346129Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2011. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #87373 ]
SDV347394Article in Serial: Lauder, R.. 2009. The Lost Landscape of Tapeley Park. The Devon Gardens Trust Journal. 2. A4 Paperback + Digital. 31.
SDV88335Migrated Record:
SDV88336Worksheet: Goodwin, N. D.. 1989. Obelisk, Tapely Park. A4 Stapled + Digital.
SDV88337Migrated Record:
SDV88338Migrated Record:

Associated Monuments

MDV32497Part of: Tapeley Park, Westleigh (Park/Garden)
MDV17985Related to: Tapeley, Westleigh (Building)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded


Date Last Edited:Jan 28 2015 10:29AM