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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
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1087675
English Heritage Legacy ID: 77724
Location: Wetheral, Carlisle, Cumbria, CA4
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
In the entry for the following:-
Statue of Polyphemus
The grade shall be amended to read II * (star)
WETHERAL GREAT CORBY
15/142 Statue of Polyphemus,
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,
Listing NGR: NY4706654039
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