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Statue of Diana the Huntress, About 80 Metres West of Wyatt's Court, Hinton St George

Description: Statue of Diana the Huntress, About 80 Metres West of Wyatt's Court

Grade: II
Date Listed: 4 February 1958
English Heritage Building ID: 262328

OS Grid Reference: ST4168512422
OS Grid Coordinates: 341685, 112422
Latitude/Longitude: 50.9083, -2.8308

Location: 67 West Street, Hinton St George, Somerset TA17 8TL

Locality: Hinton St George
Local Authority: South Somerset District Council
County: Somerset
Country: England
Postcode: TA17 8TL

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Listing Text


7/76 Statue of Diana the Huntress,
about 80 metres west of Wyatt's
(formerly listed as Statue in
Hinton Park about half-mile W. of
Hinton House)

Statue, 1704. Ham stone base, Portland stone statue. Circular base about 1 metre in diameter and about 4 metres high,
with moulded plinth and cornice and step top: the figure of Diana looking westward, with her right arm bent back over
her shoulder to pull an arrow from her sheath, with a stag rampant on the south side. A plaque at the base records that
this statue, originally one mile to the west, and relocated to half a mile to the west of the house, was restored and
re-erected on its present site in 1984. The date 1704 given on the plaque, but it has been suggested, with some
justification stylistically, that it may be c1766, at which time the then Earl Poulett realigned the road north of the
estate and improved the landscaping west of Hinton House (qv): the statue was then surrounded by a double ring of lime
trees. (VCH Somerset, Vol IV, 1978, p40).

Listing NGR: ST4168512422

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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