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Description: Statue of Sir George Cooke
Date Listed: 15 March 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 235004
OS Grid Reference: SP7400748832
OS Grid Coordinates: 474007, 248832
Latitude/Longitude: 52.1328, -0.9202
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SP 74 NW STOKE BRUERNE STOKE PARK
7/183 Statue of Sir George Cooke
Statue. Mid C18. Attributed to Henry Cheere (Pevsner). Statuary marble.
Life-size statue of Sir George Cooke with right arm supporting head and leaning
on triangular plinth decorated with swags, and bucrania to angles. Holding an
open book in left hand from which he is reading. Right leg crossed. The pose is
derived from that of Gulfi's statue of James Cragg in Westminster Abbey. Tall
base has bowed panels to sides that to front with commemorative inscription
reliefs with putti either side. That to left side shows cherubs in a court of
justice, that to right cherubs in a library. Base is raised on 2 steps. Removed
from Harefield Hall. Sir George Cooke of Harefield Middlesex died 1740,
"Buildings of England: Northamptonshire: 1973, p417)
Listing NGR: SP7400748832
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Source: English Heritage
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