Information for record number MWA643:
The Obelisk, Farnborough Hall

Summary The obelisk in the grouunds of Farnborough Hall. It was erected in 1751 and then rebuilt in 1823, as a focal point at the end of the terrace. It stands 700m south of the Hall.
What Is It?  
Type: Obelisk, Graffito
Period: Imperial - Industrial (1751 AD - 1913 AD)
Where Is It?  
Parish: Farnborough
District: Stratford on Avon, Warwickshire
Grid Reference: SP 43 48
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Level of Protection National - Old SMR PrefRef (Grade: )
Listed Building (Grade: II)
Sites & Monuments Record

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2 Obelisk. At the top of the terrace. Built in 1751, but since rebuilt.
3 An Obelisk at the end of the terrace Walk was rebuilt in 1823.
4 c1746; dated 1751 and 'rebuilt 1823'. Possibly designed by Sanderson Miller for William Holbech. Limestone ashlar. Tall and very slender. High pedestal with moulded stepped base and cornice. Forms a focal point on the end of the terrace Walk, probably by Miller, a major example of 18th century landscape design.
5 Marked the halfway point between Farnborough Hall and the now demolished Mollington Hall. Built in 1746, it collapsed in 1823 and was then rebuilt in its original form in 1828. During the Second World War, when Farnborough was an auxillary military hospital the names of Italian prisoners were cut on the pedestal, the only names on it.

Source No: 2
Source Type: Bibliographic reference
Title: The Buildings of England: Warwickshire
Author/originator: Pevsner N and Wedgwood A
Date: 1966
Page Number:
Volume/Sheet: Warwicks
Source No: 4
Source Type: Bibliographic reference
Title: LBL
Author/originator: DoE
Date: 1986
Page Number: 17
Source No: 5
Source Type: Bibliographic reference
Title: The Obelisks of Warwickshire
Author/originator: Warwickshire Gardens Trust
Date: 2013
Page Number:
Source No: 1
Source Type: Map
Title: Map 1923
Author/originator: Ordnance Survey
Date: 1923
Page Number:
Volume/Sheet: 10560
Source No: 3
Source Type: Serial
Title: WMANS no 19
Date: 1978
Page Number: 23
Volume/Sheet: 19
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designation Listed Building Buildings and structures, such as bridges, that are of architectural or historical importance are placed on a statutory list. These buildings are protected by planning and conservation acts that ensure that their special features of interest are considered before any alterations are made to them.

Depending on how important the buildings are they are classed as Grade I, Grade II* or Grade II. Grade I buildings are those of exceptional interest. Grade II* are particularly important buildings of more than special interest. Those listed as Grade II are those buildings that are regarded of special interest.
source LBL Listed Building List. Buildings and structures, such as bridges, that are of architectural or historical importance are placed on a list. Buildings placed on the list are protected through various planning and conservation acts which ensure that their special features of interest are considered before any alterations are made to them. The Listed Buildings List is compiled and maintained by English Heritage. It includes details of where the building is, when it was built, a description of its appearance, and any other special features. back
source WMANS West Midlands Archaeological News Sheet, a publication that was produced each year, this later became West Midlands Archaeology. The West Midlands Arcaheological News Sheet contains reports about archaeological work that was carried out in the West Midlands region in the previous year. It includes information about sites dating from the Prehistoric to the Post Medieval periods. It was produced the Department of Extramural Studies at Birmingham University. Copies are held at the Warwickshire Sites and Monuments Record. back
period Imperial 1751 AD to 1914 AD (end of the 18th century AD to the beginning of the 20th century AD)

This period comes after the Post Medieval period and before the modern period and starts with beginning of the Industrial Revolution in 1750. It includes the second part of the Hannoverian period (1714 – 1836) and the Victorian period (1837 – 1901). The Imperial period ends with the start of the First World War in 1914.
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monument BUILDING * A structure with a roof to provide shelter from the weather for occupants or contents. Use specific type where known. back
monument MILITARY HOSPITAL * A hospital for the medical and surgical treatment of military personnel and/or their families. back
monument OBELISK * A tall, tapering pillar with a pyramidal top, generally square on plan. Used in England from the late 16th century as a public, funerary or garden monument. back
monument INDUSTRIAL * This is the top term for the class. See INDUSTRIAL Class List for narrow terms. back
monument WALK * A place or path for walking in a park or garden. Use more specific type where possible. back
monument PEDESTAL * A concrete, cylindrical pedestal on which a spigot mortar was mounted. The pedestal is often the only evidence for a Spigot Mortar emplacement to survive. back
monument TERRACE * A row of houses attached to and adjoining one another and planned and built as one unit. back

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