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Memorial to Bluecap in the Yard of the Cheshire Hunt Kennels

A Grade II Listed Building in Cuddington, Cheshire West and Chester

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.2243 / 53°13'27"N

Longitude: -2.6025 / 2°36'9"W

OS Eastings: 359871

OS Northings: 369868

OS Grid: SJ598698

Mapcode National: GBR 7P.0Y1T

Mapcode Global: WH99H.Z6WZ

Entry Name: Memorial to Bluecap in the Yard of the Cheshire Hunt Kennels

Listing Date: 18 July 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1287520

English Heritage Legacy ID: 402173

Location: Cuddington, Cheshire West and Chester, CW8

County: Cheshire West and Chester

Civil Parish: Cuddington (Weaver and Cuddington Ward)

Traditional County: Cheshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cheshire

Church of England Parish: Sandiway St John the Evangelist

Church of England Diocese: Chester

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Listing Text


SJ 56 NE
5/23

CUDDINGTON C.P.
KENNEL LANE (West side)
Memorial to Bluecap in the yard of the Cheshire Hunt Kennels

GV

II

Obelisk: erected 1772 but moved here from Forest Hill c1959. Ashlar
buff and pink sandstone. The square base is surrounded by a low wall
carrying stout plain bar iron railings. On the base is a plain square
pier with moulded plinth and cornice carrying an obelisk. The north
face of the pier has a brass plaque reading :

To the Memory of old Bluecap a Fox Hound the late
Property of the Hon. John Smith Barry
This obelisk Reader is a Monument rais'd
To a shade, tho' a Hound, that deserves to be prais'd
For if Life's but a Stage where on each act a Part
And true greatness a Form, that's deriv'd from the Heart
If Fame, Honour and Glory depend on the Deed
Then O Bluecap, rare Bluecap, well boast of thy Breed
if no Tear, yet a Glass, will we pour on the Brute
So high fam'd as he was in the glorious Pursuit
But no more of this Theme, since the Life's but a Race
And Bluecap but gone to the Death of the CHACE

in good copperplate script.

Bluecap was a famous foxhound of the Tarporley Hunt Club who won a
challenge race for 500 guineas on Newmarket Heath in 1763.


Listing NGR: SJ5987169868

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

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