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Two Pairs of Cherubs to South West of the Grand Basin in Melbourne Hall Gardens

A Grade I Listed Building in Melbourne, Derbyshire

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Latitude: 52.8206 / 52°49'14"N

Longitude: -1.4206 / 1°25'14"W

OS Eastings: 439144

OS Northings: 324944

OS Grid: SK391249

Mapcode National: GBR 6G9.1PQ

Mapcode Global: WHDHF.4CTH

Plus Code: 9C4WRHCH+6Q

Entry Name: Two Pairs of Cherubs to South West of the Grand Basin in Melbourne Hall Gardens

Listing Date: 10 November 1967

Last Amended: 11 March 1987

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1334615

English Heritage Legacy ID: 83060

Location: Melbourne, South Derbyshire, Derbyshire, DE73

County: Derbyshire

Civil Parish: Melbourne

Traditional County: Derbyshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Derbyshire

Church of England Parish: Melbourne St Michael

Church of England Diocese: Derby

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Listing Text

6/75 (East Side)
10.11.67 Two Pairs of Cherubs to
South-West of the
Grand Basin in
Melbourne Hall Gardens
(formerly listed as
'Pair of pedestals with
figures of fighting
cupids on south side of
garden, Melbourne Hall')
Two pairs of cherubs, c1700 by Jan van Nost. Erected as part
of a French style garden designed by Royal Gardeners to Queen
Anne, London and Wise for Thomas Coke of Melbourne Hall. Stone
and lead. Each pair of cherubs stands on a panelled stone
pedestal with moulded base and cornice. Western pair are
kissing and eastern pair are fighting. These form a group with
another two pairs of cherubs on the opposite side of the basin
and tell the tale of Castor and his brother Pollux fighting over
a bunch of flowers and their eventual reconciliation. Included
in the Derbyshire Historic Gardens Register at Grade I. See
item 6/63 for sources.

Listing NGR: SK3914424944

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

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