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Series of Herms and Altars Laid out in a Y to the East of the Ring Pond

A Grade I Listed Building in Chatsworth, Derbyshire

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Latitude: 53.2256 / 53°13'32"N

Longitude: -1.6095 / 1°36'34"W

OS Eastings: 426169

OS Northings: 369906

OS Grid: SK261699

Mapcode National: GBR 57P.V6H

Mapcode Global: WHCD8.76V1

Entry Name: Series of Herms and Altars Laid out in a Y to the East of the Ring Pond

Listing Date: 19 June 1987

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1334743

English Heritage Legacy ID: 81640

Location: Chatsworth, Derbyshire Dales, Derbyshire, DE45

County: Derbyshire

District: Derbyshire Dales

Civil Parish: Chatsworth

Traditional County: Derbyshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Derbyshire

Church of England Parish: Edensor St Peter

Church of England Diocese: Derby

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Listing Text

SR 2669
Series of Hermes and
Altars laid out in a Y
to the east of the Ring
Twelve Hermes and twelve altars. c1730 probably by William Kent
and originally adorning his exedra at Chiswick Villa. Ashlar.
The altars are small rectangular chests about two foot high and
on feet, with bold relief decoration to front and sides. Five
male Hermes on plain tapering piers with moulded bases and Greek
inscriptions. Five female Hermes with panelled tapering piers
with acanthus and ribbon decoration. One male faun on a similar
pier and one male fawn on a plain panelled pier. The Gardens
and Park are included on the Gardens Register at Grade I.

Listing NGR: SK2616969906

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

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