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Thames Head Statue, Buscot

Description: Thames Head Statue

Grade: II
Date Listed: 23 November 1990
English Heritage Building ID: 251496

OS Grid Reference: SU2219799030
OS Grid Coordinates: 422197, 199030
Latitude/Longitude: 51.6896, -1.6803

Location: Lechlade Road, Lechlade, Gloucestershire GL7 3HA

Locality: Buscot
Local Authority: Vale of White Horse District Council
County: Oxfordshire
Country: England
Postcode: GL7 3HA

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Listing Text

Thames Head Statue, St
John's Lock
Statue. 1854 by Raffaelle Monti, modelled for the Crystal Palace in cement
and signed 'R Monti' on the base. A semi-reclining figure of the river god
with symbolic objets. He holds a shovel which represents the work of the
navvies (navigators) and at his feet are bales and a barrel to symbolise the
river's contribution to commerce. The statue was originally sited at the
headwaters of the Thames in Trewsbury Mead, near Coates, Gloucester until
moved to its present site on the lockside in 1974.

Listing NGR: SU2219799030

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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