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East Formal Garden, Statue of Knifegrinder in North East Corner

A Grade II* Listed Building in Blenheim, Oxfordshire

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Latitude: 51.8422 / 51°50'31"N

Longitude: -1.3597 / 1°21'34"W

OS Eastings: 444210

OS Northings: 216144

OS Grid: SP442161

Mapcode National: GBR 7WH.K1J

Mapcode Global: VHCX6.DY1P

Plus Code: 9C3WRJRR+V4

Entry Name: East Formal Garden, Statue of Knifegrinder in North East Corner

Listing Date: 27 July 1988

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1368003

English Heritage Legacy ID: 252989

Location: Blenheim Palace, West Oxfordshire, Oxfordshire, OX20

County: Oxfordshire

District: West Oxfordshire

Civil Parish: Blenheim

Traditional County: Oxfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Oxfordshire

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8/7 East Formal Garden, statue of
Knifegrinder in NE corner
Statue of knifegrinder. c.1700, by M.Soldani. Bronze statue surmounts moulded
limestone ashlar pedestal. Stands in north-east corner of East Formal Gardens,
designed by Achille Duchene for Ninth Duke of Marlborough. One of a set of four
statues presented to the first Duke of Marlborough. Massimiliano Soldani was one
of the foremost Florentine sculptors of his day.
(Blenheim Park is included in the HBMC Register of Parks and Gardens at Grade I)

Listing NGR: SP4421016144

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