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Latitude: 51.8053 / 51°48'19"N
Longitude: -0.3722 / 0°22'19"W
OS Eastings: 512332
OS Northings: 213104
OS Grid: TL123131
Mapcode National: GBR H7H.NR0
Mapcode Global: VHFRV.HWMF
Entry Name: Statue Group in Circular Garden 200 Metres West of Rothamsted Manor House
Listing Date: 27 September 1984
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1102966
English Heritage Legacy ID: 163621
Location: Harpenden Rural, St. Albans, Hertfordshire, AL5
District: St. Albans
Civil Parish: Harpenden Rural
Traditional County: Hertfordshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Hertfordshire
Church of England Parish: Harpenden
Church of England Diocese: St.Albans
This list entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 16/01/2013
TL 11 SW
Statue group in circular
garden 200 metres W of
Rothamsted Manor House.
Garden statue. 1908 by Sir Charles Lawes - Wittewronge, then the
owner of Rothamsted Manor. Monumental group sculpture based on
the Farnese Bull. Hellenistic style. White marble. Entitled
the Death of Dirce it stands about 5 metres high with an oval
plinth. Three figures are in dramatic struggle with a bull,
their names inscribed in Greek on a rocky base strewn with
armour. Dirke is a captive semi-nude figure on the back of the
bull; Zithos attacks the bull with a hooked pike while Amphion
wrestles with it from below with a rope. The plinth is about one
and a half metres high and has a moulded base. It was exhibited
in Rome in 1911. (Pevsner (1977)).
Listing NGR: TL1233213104
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