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Statue of Meleager and Pedestal, Henderskelfe

Description: Statue of Meleager and Pedestal

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 25 January 1954
English Heritage Building ID: 329036

OS Grid Reference: SE7198269994
OS Grid Coordinates: 471982, 469994
Latitude/Longitude: 54.1208, -0.9002

Location: Henderskelfe, North Yorkshire YO60 7BY

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

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Listing Text

SE 7169
(south side)
Castle Howard
12/80 Statue of Meleager and
pedestal (formerly listed
25.1.54 under "Castle Howard with
Outbuildings to east and
garden statues")
Statue of Meleager and the pedestal on which it stands. c1720. Sandstone
pedestal, lead statue. Plinth 2.25 metres high, statue life size. 2 steps
up to pedestal with cavetto-moulded base, sunk panels bearing garlands
carved in relief and egg-and-dart cornice. Statue of Meleager, a naked
young man with a short cloak around his neck, with a dog, leaning on a tree
stump. Copied from a Roman copy of a Hellenistic original of the mid C4 BC,
now in the Vatican Museum, Rome. Haskell F and Penny N, Taste and the
Antique, 1981. HBMC, Register of Parks and Gardens of special historic
interest in England, Part 32, North Yorkshire: Castle Howard, Grade I.

Listing NGR: SE7186170024

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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