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HER Number:MDV57983
Name:Rock Park Memorial Obelisk, Barnstaple


Obelisk commemorating the opening of Rock Park in 1879.


Grid Reference:SS 560 327
Map Sheet:SS53SE
Admin AreaDevon
Civil ParishBarnstaple
DistrictNorth Devon
Ecclesiastical ParishBARNSTAPLE

Protected Status

Other References/Statuses

  • Old DCC SMR Ref: SS53SE/568

Monument Type(s) and Dates

  • OBELISK (XIX - 1801 AD to 1900 AD (Between))

Full description

Ordnance Survey, 1855-1895, Towns 1855-95 1:500 (Cartographic). SDV348147.

Obelisk marked.

ASI Heritage Consultants, 2000, Leaderflush and Shapland Site, Barnstaple: Archaeological Assessment (Report - Assessment). SDV70999.

Ordnance Survey, 2012, MasterMap (Cartographic). SDV348725.

Obelisk marked.

English Heritage, 2012, National Heritage List for England (National Heritage List for England). SDV348729.

Obelisk at north entrance. Obelisk commemorating the opening of Rock Park. Probably 1879, when the park was opened. Grey granite obelisk with base of polished red granite and pedestal of smooth grey stone. Simple design with pedestal of 3 steps. Square base with shaped inscription panel on north side. Moulded cap from which rises a plain obelisk. Inscription reads: THIS PARK suggested by CHANTER'S GREEN which it joins was presented to his Native Town by WILLIAM FREDERICK ROCK August 12th 1879. Wm Avery Esqr. Mayor. It is hoped the public will protect what is intended for public enjoyment.
Historical note: Rock Park was laid out by RD Gould.

Southwest Archaeology, 2013, Greater Barnstaple Area Project Database, BHBS Mapping Area 802 (Un-published). SDV351581.

Sources / Further Reading

SDV348147Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 1855-1895. Towns 1855-95 1:500. Towns 1855-95 1:500. Digital.
SDV348725Cartographic: Ordnance Survey. 2012. MasterMap. Ordnance Survey. Map (Digital). [Mapped feature: #95956 ]
SDV348729National Heritage List for England: English Heritage. 2012. National Heritage List for England. Website.
SDV351581Un-published: Southwest Archaeology. 2013. Greater Barnstaple Area Project Database. Greater Barnstaple Area Project. Digital. BHBS Mapping Area 802.
SDV70999Report - Assessment: ASI Heritage Consultants. 2000. Leaderflush and Shapland Site, Barnstaple: Archaeological Assessment. ASI Heritage Consultants Report. A4 Stapled + Digital.

Associated Monuments

MDV95952Part of: Rock Park, Barnstaple (Monument)

Associated Finds: none recorded

Associated Events: none recorded

Date Last Edited:Oct 4 2013 9:27AM