SP2057 : Welcombe Bank Obelisk

taken 13 years ago, near to Ingon, Warwickshire, Great Britain

Welcombe Bank Obelisk
Welcombe Bank Obelisk
Raised in 1876 by Robert Needham Philips in honour of his brother Mark Philips and also commemorating their father. This obelisk LinkExternal link on the hill above the Welcombe Hotel is visible for miles up and down the vale of the Avon. Welcombe was once part of the chief manor of Old Stratford and in Shakespeare's time the Combes family had a considerable estate here. LinkExternal link In 1845 Mark Philips, son of a northern industrialist purchased Welcombe Manor and in the 1860s rebuilt it as the family seat. Today this forms the Welcombe Hotel. Mark Philips was also notable as Manchester's first Member of Parliament. LinkExternal link

Monumental stones in each of the four sides of the pedestal commemorate the Philips family.
SP2057 : Plaque to Mark Philips on Welcombe Bank Obelisk
SP2057 : Plaque to Robert Philips on Welcombe Bank Obelisk
SP2057 : Plaque to Robert Needham Philips on Welcombe Bank Obelisk
SP2057 : Coat of Arms on the Welcombe Bank Obelisk

Notice the variations in the spelling of "Philips" depending upon the source. The engraving on the obelisk uses "Philips" so this is taken as the reference.
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Date Taken
Friday, 10 February, 2006   (more nearby)
Saturday, 11 February, 2006
Monument > Obelisk   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SP 209 570 [100m precision]
WGS84: 52:12.6496N 1:41.7329W
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Southeast (about 135 degrees)
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