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Statue of Figure Playing a Lyre and Pedestal

A Grade II* Listed Building in Henderskelfe, North Yorkshire

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Latitude: 54.1189 / 54°7'7"N

Longitude: -0.9062 / 0°54'22"W

OS Eastings: 471589

OS Northings: 469775

OS Grid: SE715697

Mapcode National: GBR QN3T.L7

Mapcode Global: WHFBF.1QQR

Entry Name: Statue of Figure Playing a Lyre and Pedestal

Listing Date: 22 June 1987

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1172819

English Heritage Legacy ID: 329001

Location: Henderskelfe, Ryedale, North Yorkshire, YO60

County: North Yorkshire

District: Ryedale

Civil Parish: Henderskelfe

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): North Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Bulmer St Martin

Church of England Diocese: York

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Listing Text

In the entry for:-

SE 7169
(south end)
12/45 Castle Howard

Statue of figure playing
a lyre and pedestal

The grade shall be amended to read II* (star)


SE 7169
(south end)
Castle Howard
12/45 Statue of figure playing
a lyre and pedestal
Statue of figure playing a lyre and the pedestal on which it stands. Early
C19. Sandstone. Approximately 5 metres in height. Plaque at base carries
inscription of Henry Hart Milman's poem 'The Belvidere Apollo' which won the
Newdigate prize for poetry in 1812:

"For mild he seem'd, as in Elysian bowers,
Wasting in careless ease the joyous hours.
Haughty as bards have sung, with princely sway
Curbing the fierce flame-breathing steeds of day;
Beauteous as vision seen in dreamy sleep
By holy maid on Delphi's haunted steep,
Mid the dim twilight of the laurel grove
Too fair to worship, too divine to love."

Pyramidal pedestal carved to suggest a craggy mountain with trees, ruins and
a stream, surmounted by standing figure in loose drapes, holding a lyre.
HBMC, Register of Parks and Gardens of special historic interest in England,
Part 32, North Yorkshire: Castle Howard, Grade I.

Listing NGR: SE7159069775

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

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