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East Formal Garden, Statue of Knifegrinder in North East Corner, Blenheim

Description: East Formal Garden, Statue of Knifegrinder in North East Corner

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 27 July 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 252989

OS Grid Reference: SP4421316143
OS Grid Coordinates: 444213, 216143
Latitude/Longitude: 51.8421, -1.3596

Location: Blenheim, Oxfordshire OX20 1PX

Locality: Blenheim
Local Authority: West Oxfordshire District Council
County: Oxfordshire
Country: England
Postcode: OX20 1PX

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Listing Text

8/7 East Formal Garden, statue of
Knifegrinder in NE corner
Statue of knifegrinder. c.1700, by M.Soldani. Bronze statue surmounts moulded
limestone ashlar pedestal. Stands in north-east corner of East Formal Gardens,
designed by Achille Duchene for Ninth Duke of Marlborough. One of a set of four
statues presented to the first Duke of Marlborough. Massimiliano Soldani was one
of the foremost Florentine sculptors of his day.
(Blenheim Park is included in the HBMC Register of Parks and Gardens at Grade I)

Listing NGR: SP4421316143

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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