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Latitude: 52.8214 / 52°49'17"N
Longitude: -1.4206 / 1°25'14"W
OS Eastings: 439141
OS Northings: 325032
OS Grid: SK391250
Mapcode National: GBR 6G9.1NB
Mapcode Global: WHDHF.4BSW
Entry Name: Two Pairs of Cherubs to North West of the Grand Basin in Melbourne Hall Gardens
Listing Date: 10 November 1967
Last Amended: 11 March 1987
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1096372
English Heritage Legacy ID: 83059
Location: Melbourne, South Derbyshire, Derbyshire, DE73
District: South Derbyshire
Civil Parish: Melbourne
Built-Up Area: Melbourne
Traditional County: Derbyshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Derbyshire
Church of England Parish: Melbourne St Michael
Church of England Diocese: Derby
SK 38/3925 PARISH OF MELBOURNE CHURCH CLOSE
6/74 (East Side)
10.11.67 Two Pairs of Cherubs
to North-West of the
Grand Basin in
listed as 'Pair of
pedestals with fighting
cupids on north side
of garden, Melbourne
Two pairs of cherubs. c1700 by Jan van Nost. Erected as part
of a French style garden, designed by Royal Gardeners to Queen
Anne, London and Wise, for Thomas Coke of Melbourne Hall. Stone
and lead. Each pair of cherubs stand on a panelled stone
pedestal with moulded base and cornice. To the western pair,
one cherub is snatching a bunch of lilies from the other and to
the eastern pair the cherubs are quarrelling. These form a
group with two pairs of cherubs on the opposite side of the
Basin and tell the tale of Castor and his brother Pollux
fighting over a bunch of flowers and their eventual
reconciliation. Included in the Derbyshire Historic Gardens
Register at Grade I. See item 6/63 for sources.
Listing NGR: SK3914125032
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