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Stone Elephant and Castle in Garden of Elephant and Castle Cottage

A Grade II Listed Building in Peckforton, Cheshire East

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.1045 / 53°6'16"N

Longitude: -2.6915 / 2°41'29"W

OS Eastings: 353802

OS Northings: 356590

OS Grid: SJ538565

Mapcode National: GBR 7L.8DQ6

Mapcode Global: WH88X.M7KC

Entry Name: Stone Elephant and Castle in Garden of Elephant and Castle Cottage

Listing Date: 29 October 1984

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1138623

English Heritage Legacy ID: 56867

Location: Peckforton, Cheshire East, CW6

County: Cheshire East

Civil Parish: Peckforton

Traditional County: Cheshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cheshire

Church of England Parish: Bunbury St Boniface

Church of England Diocese: Chester

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Listing Text

SJ 55 NW PECKFORTON STONE HOUSE LANE
(West Side)

1/28 Stone elephant and
castle in garden of
Elephant and Castle
Cottage.

II


Carving of elephant with Castle howdah, circa 1859, by John Watson, a
local stonemason. Red sandstone, high standing, the elephant and its
base carved from a single piece of stone and the three-tier castle
from a second piece. The elephant stands on a large flat base and has
a saddle with straps and tassels which forms the base for the castle.
The castle has a gatehouse, surmounted by a turret with crenellations
and arrow slots, which leads to a keep with matching corner turrets.
The castle walls are marked with courses and there are arches over the
windows, which contain glass.


Listing NGR: SJ5380256590

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