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The Garden Sculpture, 20 Metres North of Porch to Shanks House, Cucklington

Description: The Garden Sculpture, 20 Metres North of Porch to Shanks House

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 25 January 1985
English Heritage Building ID: 261717

OS Grid Reference: ST7534226684
OS Grid Coordinates: 375342, 126684
Latitude/Longitude: 51.0390, -2.3531

Location: Long Lane, Cucklington, Somerset BA9 9QL

Locality: Cucklington
Local Authority: South Somerset District Council
County: Somerset
Country: England
Postcode: BA9 9QL

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Listing Text


5/21 The Garden Sculpture, 20 metres
North of Porch to Shanks House



Stone garden ornament. Probably C18, relocated to this house in 1930s. Stone, with high base plinth about 800 square,
then cuboid base with cornice mould and block at top; then group of 4 cherubs with swags over shoulders carrying basket
of fruits, set also on central shaft - the whole topped with a full pineapple with leaves, in all about 3 metres high.
Apart from the plinth, this is identical to one of the 1776 finials to the gateway of Basildon Park, Berkshire, and is
probably the work of Carr of York. (Pevsner, Buildings of England, Berkshire; and other works illustrating the Basildon
Park gateway).

Listing NGR: ST7534226684

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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