The Pineapple Obelisk and Blind Sam

Picture (c) by John Ashley Photography





At the entrance to the High Street of the Georgian town of Holt stands an obelisk, complete with a pineapple on its top. 

Although there are no record of how or when this strange column reached Holt it is believed that it was originally the gatepost from nearby Melton Constable Park. 

If you look at the mileages inscribed on the column you will see that they are incorrect for Holt but are correct for Melton Constable. A village to the south.

The attractive gaslight which stands nearby is known as Blind Sam and dates from around the 19th century.

Picture (c) by John Ashley Photography