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Obelisk, Trent Park. Inscription on base.

The inscription reads "TO THE MEMORY OF THE BIRTH / OF GEORGE GREY EARL OF HAROLD / SON OF HENRY AND SOPHIA / DUKE & DUTCHESS OF KENT / 1702"
George Grey, Earl of Harold was born on 22 August 1732. He died on 3 February 1732/33. He was the son of Henry de Grey, 1st and last Duke of Kent and Lady Sophia Bentinck. He was styled as Earl of Harold. The date of 1702, possibly added when the obelisk was moved to Trent Park, is incorrect.
The large obelisk in Trent Park was brought from Wrest Park by Sir Philip Sassoon in 1934 in order to impress the Duke and Duchess of Kent, honeymooning at the estate. A channel was carved through the forest to afford a grand view of the monument from Trent Park House. Grade II listed. - Information from "British Listed Buildings"

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