ST9701 : Kingston Lacy and Egyptian Obelisk

taken 8 years ago, near to Tadden, Dorset, Great Britain

Kingston Lacy and Egyptian Obelisk
Kingston Lacy and Egyptian Obelisk
The Egyptian Obelisk in the gardens of Kingston Lacy is not a garden feature it is in fact a real Egyptian obelisk discovered on an island in the Nile by William Bankes in 1815. This one of only two in the country, the other being Cleopatra's Needle on the banks of the River Thames in London.

Kingston Lacy house was built in the 17th century by lawyer Ralph Bankes, the family's original home had been Corfe Castle which was destroyed in the English Civil War in 1646. The original Kingston Hall was a two-storey red brick house which was remodelled in 1784 for Henry Bankes as the house we see today. The house remained in the Bankes family until the house and its estate which included Corfe castle was bequeathed to the National Trust on the death of another Ralph Bankes who died in 1981. By then the house was in a sorry state and has been much restored since then.
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Date Taken
Wednesday, 16 April, 2014   (more nearby)
Submitted
Tuesday, 22 April, 2014
Geographical Context
Park and Public Gardens  Country estates 
Place (from Tags)
Kingston Lacy 
Primary Subject of Photo
Country Park 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! ST 9780 0114 [10m precision]
WGS84: 50:48.5885N 2:1.9555W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! ST 9779 0112
View Direction
North-northeast (about 22 degrees)
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