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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
Entry Name: Statue of John Silvester in Orchard of Birthwaite Hall
Listing Date: 13 November 1963
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1151766
English Heritage Legacy ID: 334235
Location: Barnsley, S75
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
SE 31 SW DARTON HUDDERSFIELD ROAD
(East side, off)
2/108 Statue of John
13.11.63 Silvester in orchard of
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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