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Statue Group in Circular Garden 200 Metres West of Rothamsted Manor House

A Grade II Listed Building in Harpenden Rural, Hertfordshire

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Latitude: 51.8053 / 51°48'19"N

Longitude: -0.3722 / 0°22'19"W

OS Eastings: 512330

OS Northings: 213106

OS Grid: TL123131

Mapcode National: GBR H7H.NR0

Mapcode Global: VHFRV.HWLF

Plus Code: 9C3XRJ4H+44

Entry Name: Statue Group in Circular Garden 200 Metres West of Rothamsted Manor House

Listing Date: 27 September 1984

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1102966

English Heritage Legacy ID: 163621

Location: Harpenden Rural, St. Albans, Hertfordshire, AL5

County: Hertfordshire

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

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This list entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 16/01/2013

TL 11 SW

(west side)
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: TL1233013106

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