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Latitude: 53.5175 / 53°31'2"N
Longitude: -1.5152 / 1°30'54"W
OS Eastings: 432245
OS Northings: 402420
OS Grid: SE322024
Mapcode National: GBR KWVR.RT
Mapcode Global: WHCBR.PVP9
Entry Name: Duke of Argyll's Monument
Listing Date: 18 March 1968
Last Amended: 4 December 1986
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1151064
English Heritage Legacy ID: 333916
Location: Stainborough, Barnsley, S75
Civil Parish: Stainborough
Traditional County: Yorkshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): South Yorkshire
Church of England Parish: Silkstone All Saints
Church of England Diocese: Leeds
STAINBOROUGH STAINBOROUGH PARK
1/41 Duke of Argyll's
18.3.68 Duke of Argyll's
Monument Wentworth Castle)
Monumental column with statue. Dated 1744. By Joseph Bower (estate mason) for
the 2nd Earl of Strafford in memory of the Duke of Argyll. Ashlar sandstone.
Fluted Corinthian column set on pedestal and surmounted by a female statue.
Moulded base; square die inscribed:
'TO THE MEMORY / OF HIS GRACE / JOHN DUKE OF ARGYLL / AND GREENWICH / who died
October ye 4th 1743 / This Collumn was Dedicated in / 1744'; cornice. Statue
depicts a woman in flowing robes originally intended to represent Fame but
subsequently variously described as Victory, Minerva or (in previous list description)
Brittania. In April 1741, William, 2nd Earl of Strafford, married Lady Anne Campbell,
daughter of the Duke of Argyll, whose death gave William the excuse for the tallest
of his landscape ornaments.
J. Wilkinson, Worthies, Families and Celebrities of Barnsley and the District, 1883,
Listing NGR: SE3224502420
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