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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
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
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1334615
English Heritage Legacy ID: 83060
Location: Melbourne, South Derbyshire, Derbyshire, DE73
District: South Derbyshire
Civil Parish: Melbourne
Traditional County: Derbyshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Derbyshire
Church of England Parish: Melbourne St Michael
Church of England Diocese: Derby
SK 38/3925 PARISH OF MELBOURNE CHURCH CLOSE
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
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