West Burton Obelisk

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Historical Environment Record No:
Burton cum Walden
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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.

West Burton Obelisk MYD34507 (c) YDNPA 2023

West Burton Obelisk MYD34507 (c) YDNPA 2023


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.