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Pair of Cherubs to South of Statue of Mercury in Melbourne Hall Gardens

A Grade I Listed Building in Melbourne, Derbyshire

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Latitude: 52.8206 / 52°49'14"N

Longitude: -1.421 / 1°25'15"W

OS Eastings: 439112

OS Northings: 324945

OS Grid: SK391249

Mapcode National: GBR 6G9.1KB

Mapcode Global: WHDHF.4CKH

Entry Name: Pair of Cherubs to South of Statue of Mercury in Melbourne Hall Gardens

Listing Date: 10 November 1967

Last Amended: 11 March 1987

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1096412

English Heritage Legacy ID: 83057

Location: Melbourne, South Derbyshire, Derbyshire, DE73

County: Derbyshire

District: South Derbyshire

Civil Parish: 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

6/72 (East Side)
10.11.67 Pair of Cherubs to South
of Statue of Mercury in
Melbourne Hall Gardens
(formerly listed as
'Pair of pedestals with
figures of cupids, on
south side of garden,
Melbourne Hall')
Pair 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 cherub stands on a plain pedestal with moulded base
and cornice. The eastern one is climbing up a tree with a
quiver on his back and is covered in bees, whilst the western
one is shaping his bow. Included in the Derbyshire Historic
Gardens Register at Grade I. See item 6/63 for sources.

Listing NGR: SK3911224945

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