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Statue of Polyphemus, Corby Castle

A Grade II* Listed Building in Wetheral, Cumbria

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Coordinates

Latitude: 54.8783 / 54°52'41"N

Longitude: -2.8265 / 2°49'35"W

OS Eastings: 347066

OS Northings: 554039

OS Grid: NY470540

Mapcode National: GBR 8DP1.V1

Mapcode Global: WH804.KN82

Entry Name: Statue of Polyphemus, Corby Castle

Listing Date: 22 September 1983

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1087675

English Heritage Legacy ID: 77724

Location: Wetheral, Carlisle, Cumbria, CA4

County: Cumbria

District: Carlisle

Civil Parish: Wetheral

Built-Up Area: Wetheral

Traditional County: Cumberland

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cumbria

Church of England Parish: Wetheral Holy Trinity and St Constantine

Church of England Diocese: Carlisle

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Listing Text

In the entry for the following:-

NY4754 WETHERAL
GREAT CORBY
15/142
Statue of Polyphemus
Corby Castle

GV II

The grade shall be amended to read II * (star)

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WETHERAL GREAT CORBY
NY 4754

15/142 Statue of Polyphemus,
Corby Castle

G.V. II

Statue. Early C18 for Thomas Howard of Corby Castle. Carved red sandstone. 4
metres in height, figure of Polyphemus, holding staff in one hand and reed-pipes
in the other. Pevsner describes it as "wondrously badly carved, but just for
that reason very engaging". Of same date as cascade nearby (1708-1729) as
Polyphemus is noted by Sir John Clerk of Penicuik, on a visit in 1734. A
feature on riverside walk in the grounds of Corby Castle and included for G.V.
with the nearby cascade. See; N. Pevsner, Buildings of England, 1967,
Cumberland & Westmorland, W.A.J. Prevost, Corby and the Corby Giant, Trans.,
Cumberland & Westmorland, Antiquarian and Archaeological Society, Vol. lxxix,
1979, p.99-102.


Listing NGR: NY4706654039

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