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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
Entry Name: Corbet Memorial Approximately 15 Metres to South West of Church of Saint Bartholomew
Listing Date: 29 October 1986
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1177900
English Heritage Legacy ID: 260059
Location: Moreton Corbet and Lee Brockhurst, Shropshire, SY4
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
SJ 5623-5723 MORETON CORBET C.P. MORETON CORBET
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
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