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Corbet Memorial Approximately 15 Metres to South West of Church of Saint Bartholomew, Moreton Corbet and Lee Brockhurst

Description: Corbet Memorial Approximately 15 Metres to South West of Church of Saint Bartholomew

Grade: II
Date Listed: 29 October 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 260059

OS Grid Reference: SJ5609023239
OS Grid Coordinates: 356090, 323239
Latitude/Longitude: 52.8049, -2.6528

Location: Moreton Corbet, Shropshire SY4 4DW

Locality: Moreton Corbet and Lee Brockhurst
County: Shropshire
Country: England
Postcode: SY4 4DW

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Listing Text


18/65 Corbet memorial
- approx. 15 metres
to south-west of
Church of Saint Bartholomew


Churchyard memorial. Sculpture dated 1904 and signed by John H. M.
Furse (b.1860). Marble pedestal with bronze sculpture. Pedestal with
moulded plinth, moulded cornice, and cap with acanthus leaves at corners.
Figure of Mercury, inscribed: "I.H.M. FURSE 1904". Front of pedestal
with carved oak festoon, elephant and castle and squirrel, and inscribed:
"VIRTUTIS LAUS AG/TIO/DUM/SPIRO/SPERO". Rear with carved swag and
raven and inscribed "DEUS PASCIT CORVOS". Sides with carved wreaths.
Left-hand side inscribed "To the/dear memory of/Vincent Stewart/Corbet/
B.January 27 1890/D. At Eton College/October 17 1903". Also in memory
of Walter Orlando Corbet (d.1910) and Roland James Corbet (1915).
Vincent Corbet died of appendicitis. This is a rare example of a
sculpture. of metropolitan Post-Gilbert style in a country churchyard.
Colonel Maurice Harold Grant, A Dictionary of British Sculptors, Rodcliff
(1953) p.102; The Dictionary of British Artists 1880-1940, Antique Collectors'
Club (1976), p.190; S. Beatty, New Sculpture.

Listing NGR: SJ5609023239

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Source: English Heritage

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