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Description: Duke of Argyll's Monument
Date Listed: 18 March 1968
English Heritage Building ID: 333916
OS Grid Reference: SE3224502420
OS Grid Coordinates: 432245, 402420
Latitude/Longitude: 53.5175, -1.5152
STAINBOROUGH STAINBOROUGH PARK
1/41 Duke of Argyll's
18.3.68 Duke of Argyll's
Monument Wentworth Castle)
Monumental column with statue. Dated 1744. By Joseph Bower (estate mason) for
the 2nd Earl of Strafford in memory of the Duke of Argyll. Ashlar sandstone.
Fluted Corinthian column set on pedestal and surmounted by a female statue.
Moulded base; square die inscribed:
'TO THE MEMORY / OF HIS GRACE / JOHN DUKE OF ARGYLL / AND GREENWICH / who died
October ye 4th 1743 / This Collumn was Dedicated in / 1744'; cornice. Statue
depicts a woman in flowing robes originally intended to represent Fame but
subsequently variously described as Victory, Minerva or (in previous list description)
Brittania. In April 1741, William, 2nd Earl of Strafford, married Lady Anne Campbell,
daughter of the Duke of Argyll, whose death gave William the excuse for the tallest
of his landscape ornaments.
J. Wilkinson, Worthies, Families and Celebrities of Barnsley and the District, 1883,
Listing NGR: SE3224502420
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Source: English Heritage
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