|Type of record:||Monument|
|Name:||The Tombland Obelisk|
One of the earliest examples of polished granite, today often obscured by parked motor bikes, this obelisk was put up in 1860 and was originally a drinking fountain, replacing an old wellhead on the site. It was designed by John Bell, an enthusiast who at the time was proposing that the entire Albert Memorial in London should be an obelisk.
Images - none
|Grid Reference:||TG 2335 0876|
|Parish:||NORWICH, NORWICH, NORFOLK|
Obelisk, former drinking fountain. Replaced former wellhead in 1860 at the expense of John Gurney. Designed by John Bell, obelisk enthusiast; said to be one of the earliest examples of polished granite. Press cutting (S1) in file.
E. Rose (NLA),15 March 2000.
- DRINKING FOUNTAIN (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
- OBELISK (Post Medieval - 1540 AD to 1900 AD)
Associated Finds - none
Protected Status - none
Sources and further reading
|<S1>||Newspaper Article: Eastern Daily Press. 2000. The Obelisk. 15 March. |
|Mon 804||Part of: Tombland (Monument)|
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