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Description: Egyptian Portal and Two Pairs of Sphinxes
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
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BIDDULPH C.P. BIDDULPH GRANGE
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 (Diaries of E.W. Cooke [unpublished]).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
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Source: English Heritage
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