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Along the Moors - Lilleshall

The Stafford Revolution

The Obelisk Lilleshall
The Obelisk, Lilleshall

Standing a mere 60 metres high, Lilleshall Hill is considerably shorter than its near neighbour The Wrekin, although it shares common origins — having been created in the same period of volcanic activity that resulted in the formation of the famous Shropshire landmark. Yet, like its more illustrious counterpart, Lilleshall Hill dominates much of the surrounding countryside, forming an abiding presence around the Weald Moors. The local landmark’s dominion over the moorlands is also represented in a more literal sense by the distinctive obelisk that adorns the hilltop, standing in testament to a landowner whose influence was felt across the whole of the Weald Moors during his own lifetime and who was directly responsible for shaping the modern day landscape of the area.