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Corbet Memorial Approximately 15 Metres to South West of Church of Saint Bartholomew

A Grade II Listed Building in Shrewsbury, Shropshire

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Latitude: 52.8049 / 52°48'17"N

Longitude: -2.6528 / 2°39'9"W

OS Eastings: 356090

OS Northings: 323239

OS Grid: SJ560232

Mapcode National: GBR 7M.WB45

Mapcode Global: WH9CF.7R1K

Plus Code: 9C4VR83W+XV

Entry Name: Corbet Memorial Approximately 15 Metres to South West of Church of Saint Bartholomew

Listing Date: 29 October 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1177900

English Heritage Legacy ID: 260059

Location: Moreton Corbet and Lee Brockhurst, Shropshire, SY4

County: Shropshire

Civil Parish: Moreton Corbet and Lee Brockhurst

Traditional County: Shropshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Shropshire

Church of England Parish: Moreton Corbet St Bartholomew

Church of England Diocese: Lichfield

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Listing Text


18/65 Corbet memorial
- approx. 15 metres
to south-west of
Church of Saint Bartholomew


Churchyard memorial. Sculpture dated 1904 and signed by John H. M.
Furse (b.1860). Marble pedestal with bronze sculpture. Pedestal with
moulded plinth, moulded cornice, and cap with acanthus leaves at corners.
Figure of Mercury, inscribed: "I.H.M. FURSE 1904". Front of pedestal
with carved oak festoon, elephant and castle and squirrel, and inscribed:
"VIRTUTIS LAUS AG/TIO/DUM/SPIRO/SPERO". Rear with carved swag and
raven and inscribed "DEUS PASCIT CORVOS". Sides with carved wreaths.
Left-hand side inscribed "To the/dear memory of/Vincent Stewart/Corbet/
B.January 27 1890/D. At Eton College/October 17 1903". Also in memory
of Walter Orlando Corbet (d.1910) and Roland James Corbet (1915).
Vincent Corbet died of appendicitis. This is a rare example of a
sculpture. of metropolitan Post-Gilbert style in a country churchyard.
Colonel Maurice Harold Grant, A Dictionary of British Sculptors, Rodcliff
(1953) p.102; The Dictionary of British Artists 1880-1940, Antique Collectors'
Club (1976), p.190; S. Beatty, New Sculpture.

Listing NGR: SJ5609023239

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

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