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Egyptian Portal and Two Pairs of Sphinxes, Biddulph

Description: Egyptian Portal and Two Pairs of Sphinxes

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 20 March 1974
English Heritage Building ID: 275212

OS Grid Reference: SJ8932359155
OS Grid Coordinates: 389323, 359155
Latitude/Longitude: 53.1295, -2.1610

Location: Biddulph, Staffordshire ST8 7SD

Locality: Biddulph
Local Authority: Staffordshire Moorlands District Council
County: Staffordshire
Country: England
Postcode: ST8 7SD

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Listing Text

SJ 85 NE
SJ 8932 5915
7/7 Egyptian portal and
- two pairs of sphinxes

Ornamental garden building Egyptian portal and 2 pairs of sphinxes.
Circa 1856, by John Bateman. Stone. Two pairs of Egyptian sphinxes of
reduced scale, set apart by approximately 3m, mark short entrance axis
to Egyptian-style portal with coved lintol carved with pseudo-Pharaonic
device. Clipped yew hedges form the bulk and the artfulness of the
composition, both flanking in tiered columns and massed up behind the
portal in a solid wall. Certainly the collaborative work of Bateman
and his friend, the painter E.W. Cooke. (Diaries of E.W. Cooke [unpublished]).

Listing NGR: SJ8932359155

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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