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West Burton Obelisk

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West Burton Obelisk

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West Burton Obelisk

Historical Environment Record No: MYD34507

Parish: Burton cum Walden

OS Grid Reference: SE017866

Dale: Lower Wensleydale

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Market cross of coursed rubble stone, stone slabs and ashlar (finely dressed stone). It has an octagonal plan. About two-thirds of the way up the shaft is an ashlar band with a Maltese cross incised on each side along with the words ‘Erected’ ‘1820’ and ‘Restored’ ‘1889’. On the top is a stone ball finial and weather vane, added during the 1889 restoration.


Obelisk lies on village green in centre of West Burton.

Public Transport Details

Nearest town/village: West Burton. Call Traveline on 0870 608 2 608 to plan your journey. After the welcome message key in 885 for North Yorkshire information.


Viewable from roadside.

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