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Horse Monument in Morkery Woods, Grid Reference 955185, Castle Bytham

Description: Horse Monument in Morkery Woods, Grid Reference 955185

Grade: II
Date Listed: 15 December 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 194040

OS Grid Reference: SK9550018500
OS Grid Coordinates: 495500, 318500
Latitude/Longitude: 52.7557, -0.5864

Location: Stone Drive, Oakham LE15 7RW

Locality: Castle Bytham
Local Authority: South Kesteven District Council
County: Lincolnshire
Country: England
Postcode: LE15 7RW

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Listing Text

SK 91 NE

8/66 Horse Monument in
Morkery Woods,
Grid Ref.955185


Monument to a horse called The Butcher, belonging to Field
Marshall Grosvenor c.1850. Ashlar. In the form of a low obelisk
standing on a rectangular tomb chest on the front panel of which
is a low relief carving of a horse with a docked tail and a tree.
On the rear panel is a poem, 8 lines, recording the circumstances
of old Butcher lying in Morkery Wood, now somewhat worn. A
portrait of "Big Black Butcher" by John Fernley, hangs in
Grimsthorpe Castle. Source: P. Grimes, Secretary and General
Manager, Grimsthorpe and Drummond Castle Trust Ltd.

Listing NGR: SK9550018500

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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