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© Mr Peter Sargeant

IoE Number: 213494
Location: OBELISK, CIVIC SQUARE
  LEIGH, WIGAN, GREATER MANCHESTER
Photographer: Mr Peter Sargeant
Date Photographed: 08 March 2001
Date listed: 07 November 1966
Date of last amendment: 27 July 1987
Grade II

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LEIGHCIVIC SQUARESD 60 SE2/26Obelisk(formerly listedas base of former

LEIGH CIVIC SQUARE SD 60 SE 2/26 Obelisk (formerly listed as base of former 7/11/66 market cross) G.V. II Obelisk,originally the market cross. 1859 obelisk stands on an C18 pedestal. The pedestal is rusticated, has a base and a moulded cap and was heavily restored in 1986. The tapering square shaft has sunk panels in each face. The whole bears a marked resemblance to a similar obelisk in Atherton (q.v.). A fair in the market place was referred to in 1581, and a proclamation from the market cross steps in 1649. The original market cross stood until c.1800. J. Lunn, Leigh.

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