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Description: Piers and Statue Circa 3 and 23 Metres South of Manor House
Date Listed: 29 April 1952
English Heritage Building ID: 112233
OS Grid Reference: NZ2894432842
OS Grid Coordinates: 428944, 532842
Latitude/Longitude: 54.6898, -1.5525
NZ 23 SE FERRYHILL FRONT STREET
6/26 (inset) Piers and statue
29/4/52 circa 3 and 23
metres south of
3 pairs of piers, the first in front of the garden door of the house, the
second at the outer ends of the first terrace; the third at the centre of a
second terrace c.23 metres from the house. Late C17/early C18. First pair
sandstone rubble with ashlar finials; second pair brick, mostly rendered,
with ashlar dressings and finials; third pair painted render with ashlar
dressings and painted statues. All piers square. First pair: truncated piers
have moulded plinths; urn finials on swept coping have high, spiral-knobbed
tops. Second pair c.1.5 metres high, with prominent cornices; ball finials on
stepped coping and moulded bases. Third pair probably slightly shortened, now
c.one metre high, with prominent cornices and statues on square coping. Each
figure c.0.7 metre high; probably mythical; the left a Cupid, the right a boy
carrying a gourd - possibly damaged lute - and leaning on vine; both damaged.
Included for group value.
Listing NGR: NZ2894432842
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Source: English Heritage
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