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Pedestal Approximately 90 Metres South of Atlas Fountain, Henderskelfe

Description: Pedestal Approximately 90 Metres South of Atlas Fountain

Grade: II
Date Listed: 25 January 1954
English Heritage Building ID: 329017

OS Grid Reference: SE7164969833
OS Grid Coordinates: 471649, 469833
Latitude/Longitude: 54.1194, -0.9053

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

SE 7169
Castle Howard
12/61 Pedestal approximately 90
metres south of Atlas
25.1.54 Fountain (formerly listed
under "Castle Howard with
Outbuilding to east and
garden statues")
The pedestal on which statue of Dancing Faun formerly stood. c1720,
probably by Nicholas Hawksmoor. Sandstone pedestal, 2.5 metres in height.
Square 3-course base to drum pedestal with moulded base and cornice, and
festoons. Feet of statue and iron bar which formerly held it in place still
in place. Statue lies on grass to north and represents a dancing faun with
cymbals. Copied from a C3 copy of a bronze original, now in the Uffizi
Gallery, Florence. Haskell F and Penny N, Taste and the Antique, 1981, p
205. Hussey C, English Gardens and Landscapes 1700-1750, 1967. HBMC,
Register of Parks and Gardens of special historic interest in England, Part
32, North Yorkshire: Castle Howard, Grade I.

Listing NGR: SE7164969833

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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