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Egyptian Portal and Two Pairs of Sphinxes

A Grade II* Listed Building in Biddulph, Staffordshire

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Latitude: 53.1295 / 53°7'46"N

Longitude: -2.161 / 2°9'39"W

OS Eastings: 389323

OS Northings: 359155

OS Grid: SJ893591

Mapcode National: GBR 12T.SJY

Mapcode Global: WHBC7.SL4R

Entry Name: Egyptian Portal and Two Pairs of Sphinxes

Listing Date: 20 March 1974

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1037838

English Heritage Legacy ID: 275212

Location: Biddulph, Staffordshire Moorlands, Staffordshire, ST8

County: Staffordshire

District: Staffordshire Moorlands

Civil Parish: Biddulph

Built-Up Area: Biddulph

Traditional County: Staffordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Staffordshire

Church of England Parish: Biddulph St Lawrence

Church of England Diocese: Lichfield

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Listing Text

SJ 85 NE
SJ 8932 5915
7/7 Egyptian portal and
- two pairs of sphinxes

Ornamental garden building Egyptian portal and 2 pairs of sphinxes.
Circa 1856, by John Bateman. Stone. Two pairs of Egyptian sphinxes of
reduced scale, set apart by approximately 3m, mark short entrance axis
to Egyptian-style portal with coved lintol carved with pseudo-Pharaonic
device. Clipped yew hedges form the bulk and the artfulness of the
composition, both flanking in tiered columns and massed up behind the
portal in a solid wall. Certainly the collaborative work of Bateman
and his friend, the painter E.W. Cooke. (Diaries of E.W. Cooke [unpublished]).

Listing NGR: SJ8932359155

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