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Latitude: 52.8212 / 52°49'16"N
Longitude: -1.4221 / 1°25'19"W
OS Eastings: 439043
OS Northings: 325010
OS Grid: SK390250
Mapcode National: GBR 6G9.19G
Mapcode Global: WHDHF.4C30
Entry Name: Pair of Pedestals with Lead Slaves in Melbourne Hall Gardens
Listing Date: 10 November 1967
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1334634
English Heritage Legacy ID: 83052
Location: Melbourne, South Derbyshire, Derbyshire, DE73
District: South Derbyshire
Civil Parish: Melbourne
Built-Up Area: 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
6/67 (East Side)
10.11.67 Pair of Pedestals with
Lead Slaves in
Pair of pedestals with lead slaves. 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. Lead statues on stone bases. Both bases are
plain with moulded tops, kneeling slaves above have their arms
raised holding stone trays, with ornate lead vases on, over
their heads. Both statues are naked except for loin cloths,
northern statue with loin cloth of feathers and southern statue
with plain loin cloth and a turban. Included in the Derbyshire
Historic Gardens Register at Grade I. See item 6/63 for
Listing NGR: SK3904325010
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