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Memorial details

Memorial type
Obelisk
District
Barnet
Town
Monken Hadley
County
Greater London
Country
England
Commemoration
Wars of the Roses (1455-1487)
Ceremony
  • Unveiled
    Date: 1740
    Attended by: UNKNOWN
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
24375

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Current location

Junction of Great North Road and Hadley Highstone
Battle Of Barnet Obelisk
Great North Road
Monken Hadley
Barnet
Greater London
EN5 4QQ
England

OS Grid Ref: TQ 24660 97878
Denomination: Undefined

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Description
Four-sided obelisk on square base. Ordnance Survey benchmark on base. Also known as the "High Stone"
Inscription
Side 1: HERE was / fought the / Famous BATTLE / Between EDWARD / the 4th and the / EARL of WARWICK / April the 14th / ANNO / 1471. / in which the EARL / was Defeated / And Slain. SIDE 2: TO HATFIELD VII MILES 3/4 SIDE 3: FROM ST ALBANS VIII MILES 3/4 SIDE 4: THIS WAS ERECTED 1740
Inscription legible?
yes
Names on memorial
Earl Of Warwick
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Commemorations
  • Wars of the Roses (1455-1487)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: title, place and date of death
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Obelisk
    Measurements: height 3658mm
    Materials: Stone
Listing information
Condition
History
Moved from its original position on the edge of the battlefield. (Warren p.5).
Costs

Comments: Erected by Sir Jeremy Sambrooke (d.1754) of Gobions.

Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Unknown or N/A
Sponsorship
Private
Reference
  • THE COMPLETE GUIDE TO THE BATTLEFIELDS OF BRITAIN by SMURTHWAITE, D pp.113-114 Source: Image Library
  • Herts & Cambs Reporter & Royston Crow - Friday 20 July 1906 Herts Count Council took over the monument and its maintenance
  • Buildings of England series by Various Hertfordshire 2nd ed (1977) pp.113, 251.

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