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Listed Building record MDR8408 - Obelisk, All Saints churchyard, Youlgreave

Type and Period (1)

  • (Georgian - 1762 AD to 1762 AD)

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Full Description

The post medieval obelisk was originally erected in 'Fountain Square' in 1762, it was moved to its present location in 1829. (1-3). Grade II listed stone obelisk, 15 metres north of the chancel of All Saints Church, dating from the late 18th century. It is a square, tapering stone, approximately six feet high, coming sharply to a point at the top, standing on a stepped square stone base. It was formerly situated in Fountain Square, but was removed in 1829 to make way for a conduit head. (4). The obelisk has been moved from its position just north of the church (SK 21226439) to a new position at the end of a footpath. This was apparently done in order to create a feature and seating area to cover an old mine shaft at the end of the path. (5)

Sources/Archives (5)

  • <1> Bibliographic reference: Hill, R (PPJPB). 1985. Peak Park Treasures. E221.
  • <2> Photograph: Peak District National Park Authority (PDNPA). Black and white photograph collection. 1984:1/17,18.
  • <3> Personal Observation: Heron, M. 1991. Pers. Comm.. 29/07/1991.
  • <4> Listed Building File: Historic England. 2011. The National Heritage List for England.
  • <5> Unpublished document: 2010. Information from the Peak Park Conservation Officer, via email, 28/9/2010.



Grid reference SK 2134 6433 (point) Approximate

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Record last edited

Nov 12 2023 2:07PM

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