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Lead Statue and Carved Unicorns' Heads on Section of Wall Behind Fishpond to East of Adlington Hall

A Grade II Listed Building in Adlington, Cheshire East

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Latitude: 53.3211 / 53°19'16"N

Longitude: -2.1439 / 2°8'38"W

OS Eastings: 390510

OS Northings: 380476

OS Grid: SJ905804

Mapcode National: GBR FZG1.N5

Mapcode Global: WHBB9.1SCB

Entry Name: Lead Statue and Carved Unicorns' Heads on Section of Wall Behind Fishpond to East of Adlington Hall

Listing Date: 6 July 1984

Last Amended: 7 July 1984

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1138853

English Heritage Legacy ID: 58191

Location: Adlington, Cheshire East, SK10

County: Cheshire East

Civil Parish: Adlington

Traditional County: Cheshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cheshire

Church of England Parish: Prestbury St Peter

Church of England Diocese: Chester

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Listing Text

(South Side)

3/25 Lead statue and carved
unicorns' heads on
section of wall behind
fishpond to east of
Adlington Hall.


Lead statue and carved unicorns heads: mid C18 for Charles Legh but
statue moved from Wilderness garden and unicorns' heads from the tops
of the Pillars c1960. Large lead statue of a reclining nude, bearded,
male figure resting on his elbow and tipping a gadrooned urn forward.
It is now on a rough stone plinth. Said to be Father Tiber. On the
brick wall behind are 2 former capstones of gate piers. These are in
buff sandstone and have fine carved unicorns' heads placed to face
each other. This is the Legh's emblem.

Listing NGR: SJ9051080476

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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