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Statue of John Silvester in Orchard of Birthwaite Hall

A Grade II Listed Building in Darton West, Barnsley

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Latitude: 53.5908 / 53°35'26"N

Longitude: -1.547 / 1°32'49"W

OS Eastings: 430081

OS Northings: 410559

OS Grid: SE300105

Mapcode National: GBR KVMX.WJ

Mapcode Global: WHCBK.60LL

Plus Code: 9C5WHFR3+85

Entry Name: Statue of John Silvester in Orchard of Birthwaite Hall

Listing Date: 13 November 1963

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1151766

English Heritage Legacy ID: 334235

Location: Darton, Barnsley, S75

County: Barnsley

Electoral Ward/Division: Darton West

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): South Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Darton All Saints

Church of England Diocese: Leeds

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(East side, off)

2/108 Statue of John
13.11.63 Silvester in orchard of
Birthwaite Hall


Statue. Date uncertain probably late C18. Limestone, on sandstone pedestal.
Slightly smaller than life, naked figure said to be of John Silvester with
cloak over shoulders. Serpent at feet. The pedestal has fielded panels and
a moulded cornice.

John Silvester was smith to the Tower of London and invented a chain to span
the River Thames to prevent the Dutch sailing up the river in the war with
Holland 1665-7 when the Dutch attacked up the Rivers Thames and Medway.

Listing NGR: SE3008110559

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