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Pair of Sphinxes to South of Temple in Theatre in the Gardens at the Bury at Grid Reference Tl 1887 , St Paul's Walden

Description: Pair of Sphinxes to South of Temple in Theatre in the Gardens at the Bury at Grid Reference Tl 1887

Grade: II
Date Listed: 27 May 1968
English Heritage Building ID: 162988

OS Grid Reference: TL1887022050
OS Grid Coordinates: 518870, 222050
Latitude/Longitude: 51.8843, -0.2743

Location: Codicote, Hertfordshire SG4 8BP

Locality: St Paul's Walden
Local Authority: North Hertfordshire District Council
County: Hertfordshire
Country: England
Postcode: SG4 8BP

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Listing Text


10/195 Pair of sphinxes to south of temple in
theatre in the gardens at The Bury at
Grid Ref TL 1887 2205 (formerly listed as
27.5.68 The Gardens at St Paul's Walden Bury)


Pair of statues of sphinxes. C18 probably English after French models of
time of Louis XIV. Lead figures on limestone plinths. 2 crouched
half-lifesize figures with paws extended facing one another. E figure
has tasselled covering extended to form the back of a dress with
enlarged shoulders to female torso with hair in a kerchief. Rusticated
base to figure. Broad moulded base and cap to stone plinth with
bead-moulded sunk panel in each face. W figure similar but dress has
bows to shoulders and she wears a choker and her hair in a bun. The
figures are probably not representations of particular persons.

Listing NGR: TL1887022050

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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