2008

SE7069 : The Obelisk at Castle Howard

taken 16 years ago, near to Coneysthorpe, North Yorkshire, England

The Obelisk at Castle Howard
The Obelisk at Castle Howard
The Obelisk, raised in 1714-15, carries two sets of inscriptions. The first, in Latin, commemorates the victories of the 1st Duke of Marlborough. The second, on the west side is in English, and was composed in 1731, when much of the building and landscaping had been completed, it was written with posterity in mind, and is the clearest statement possible of the 3rd Earl's aspirations for his family.

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Category: Monument > Obelisk
This photo is linked from: Automatic Clusters: · Castle Howard Obelisk [19] · Inscriptions [3] Title Clusters: · The Obelisk at Castle Howard [2] ·
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SE7069, 59 images   (more nearby 🔍)
Photographer
Steve Fareham   (more nearby)
Date Taken
Saturday, 31 May, 2008   (more nearby)
Submitted
Saturday, 31 May, 2008
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SE 709 699 [100m precision]
WGS84: 54:7.2164N 0:54.9336W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SE 709 698
View Direction
Northeast (about 45 degrees)
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