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Caption: 
Obelisk
Creation Date: 
1775
Image Date: 
2002
Period: 
18th century
Location: 
Birdwell, South Yorkshire
Country: 
ENGLAND, UK
Material: 
sandstone
Display Creator: 
not known
Image ID: 
b044d
Description: 
Detail: plinth and inscription. Location: The Walk, at its junction with Sheffield Road (A61), Birdwell, Barnsley MBC, S70. Description: Large slim pyramidal column just off the A61. No obvious function. Inscription: On the front of the plinth, carved in the stone: Wentworth Castle / 3 Miles / 1775 Commission: Owned by the Wentworth Castle Estate. Comment: This was the first of a number of follies and monuments that marked the route taken by the 2nd Earl of Stafford across his estate to the doors of Wentworth Castle. Other monuments include the obelisk dedicated to Queen Anne, a column in memory of the Duke of Argyll and a number of buildings now destroyed during open-cast mining across the area.
Rights: 
© Sheffield Hallam University
Permissions: 
For educational use only. This image may be used in print or digital materials provided that full acknowledgment is given, expressed as follows: " © < insert details from the 'Rights' field >. Photographed by < insert details from the 'Photographed by' field >."
Photographed by: 
Dave Ball
Creator: 
not known
Creator Role: 
Architect.
Subject Heading: 
Obelisks
Subject Heading: 
Follies (Architecture)