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Two Pairs of Cherubs to North West of the Grand Basin in Melbourne Hall Gardens

A Grade I Listed Building in Melbourne, Derbyshire

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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

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1096372

English Heritage Legacy ID: 83059

Location: Melbourne, South Derbyshire, Derbyshire, DE73

County: Derbyshire

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

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Listing Text

6/74 (East Side)
10.11.67 Two Pairs of Cherubs
to North-West of the
Grand Basin in
Melbourne Hall
Gardens (formerly
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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