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East Formal Garden, Statue of Wrestlers in South East Corner, Blenheim

Description: East Formal Garden, Statue of Wrestlers in South East Corner

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 27 July 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 252991

OS Grid Reference: SP4423216115
OS Grid Coordinates: 444232, 216115
Latitude/Longitude: 51.8419, -1.3594

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

8/9 East Formal Garden, statue of
Wrestlers in SE corner
Statue of wrestlers. c.1700, by M.Soldani. Bronze statue surmounts moulded
limestone ashlar pedestal. Stands in SE 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: SP4423216115

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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