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Piers and Statue Circa 3 and 23 Metres South of Manor House

A Grade II Listed Building in Ferryhill, County Durham

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Latitude: 54.6898 / 54°41'23"N

Longitude: -1.5525 / 1°33'9"W

OS Eastings: 428944

OS Northings: 532842

OS Grid: NZ289328

Mapcode National: GBR KGL6.PM

Mapcode Global: WHC54.3DZ2

Entry Name: Piers and Statue Circa 3 and 23 Metres South of Manor House

Listing Date: 29 April 1952

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1159582

English Heritage Legacy ID: 112233

Location: Ferryhill, County Durham, DL17

County: County Durham

Civil Parish: Ferryhill

Built-Up Area: Ferryhill

Traditional County: Durham

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): County Durham

Church of England Parish: Cornforth and FerryHill

Church of England Diocese: Durham

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Listing Text

(South side)

6/26 (inset) Piers and statue
29/4/52 circa 3 and 23
metres south of
Manor House

3 pairs of piers, the first in front of the garden door of the house, the
second at the outer ends of the first terrace; the third at the centre of a
second terrace c.23 metres from the house. Late C17/early C18. First pair
sandstone rubble with ashlar finials; second pair brick, mostly rendered,
with ashlar dressings and finials; third pair painted render with ashlar
dressings and painted statues. All piers square. First pair: truncated piers
have moulded plinths; urn finials on swept coping have high, spiral-knobbed
tops. Second pair c.1.5 metres high, with prominent cornices; ball finials on
stepped coping and moulded bases. Third pair probably slightly shortened, now
c.one metre high, with prominent cornices and statues on square coping. Each
figure c.0.7 metre high; probably mythical; the left a Cupid, the right a boy
carrying a gourd - possibly damaged lute - and leaning on vine; both damaged.
Included for group value.

Listing NGR: NZ2894432842

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