Obelisk In Ponteland, Northumberland
An obelisk marking the centenary of the Glorious Revolution by William the Orange.
On a grassy knoll at the entrance to Kirkley Hall sits the Kirkley Obelisk.
Between 1688 and 1689, the Catholic king James II was overthrown by his Protestant daughter Mary and her Dutch husband, William of III (better known as William the Orange) in what was known as the Glorious Revolution.
The obelisk was erected in 1788 to commemorate the centenary of the revolution by Rev Newton Ogle, the Dean of Winchester Cathedral. It was also the Ogle family that occupied Kirkley Hall from the 17th century.
We're not sure if you can actually get right up to, but you can easily see if from the road.
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Contributed by Simon Hawkins
Thanks for checking out this place on the Fabulous North! I do enjoy a wander out in to the countryside trying to find hidden gems that not many people know about. You can't beat a rogue Pele tower up a remote hill or a mysterious stone circle or a stunning waterfall secluded in a forest.
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