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Statue of Figure Playing a Lyre and Pedestal, Henderskelfe

Description: Statue of Figure Playing a Lyre and Pedestal

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 22 June 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 329001

OS Grid Reference: SE7158969775
OS Grid Coordinates: 471589, 469775
Latitude/Longitude: 54.1189, -0.9062

Location: Henderskelfe, North Yorkshire YO60 7DA

Locality: Henderskelfe
Local Authority: Ryedale District Council
County: North Yorkshire
Country: England
Postcode: YO60 7DA

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Listing Text

In the entry for:-

SE 7169
(south end)
12/45 Castle Howard

Statue of figure playing
a lyre and pedestal

The grade shall be amended to read II* (star)


SE 7169
(south end)
Castle Howard
12/45 Statue of figure playing
a lyre and pedestal
Statue of figure playing a lyre and the pedestal on which it stands. Early
C19. Sandstone. Approximately 5 metres in height. Plaque at base carries
inscription of Henry Hart Milman's poem 'The Belvidere Apollo' which won the
Newdigate prize for poetry in 1812:

"For mild he seem'd, as in Elysian bowers,
Wasting in careless ease the joyous hours.
Haughty as bards have sung, with princely sway
Curbing the fierce flame-breathing steeds of day;
Beauteous as vision seen in dreamy sleep
By holy maid on Delphi's haunted steep,
Mid the dim twilight of the laurel grove
Too fair to worship, too divine to love."

Pyramidal pedestal carved to suggest a craggy mountain with trees, ruins and
a stream, surmounted by standing figure in loose drapes, holding a lyre.
HBMC, Register of Parks and Gardens of special historic interest in England,
Part 32, North Yorkshire: Castle Howard, Grade I.

Listing NGR: SE7159069775

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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