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Statue of the First Earl of Strafford Situated at North End of East Front of Wentworth Castle, Stainborough

Description: Statue of the First Earl of Strafford Situated at North End of East Front of Wentworth Castle

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 4 December 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 333920

OS Grid Reference: SE3199003220
OS Grid Coordinates: 431990, 403220
Latitude/Longitude: 53.5247, -1.5189

Location: Stainborough, Barnsley S75 3ET

Locality: Stainborough
County: Barnsley
Country: England
Postcode: S75 3ET

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Listing Text


1/45 Statue of the
First Earl of Strafford
situated at north end
of east front of
Wentworth Castle
(formerly listed as
Statue by Rysbrack
in central garth of
Stainborough Castle
(at Wentworth Castle))
Statue on plinth. 1744 by J. M. Rysbrack, resited 1970. Marble. Plinth base
has acanthus-enriched moulding, die with sunken panels on each face bearing
long inscriptions, Strafford arms on rear of die. Fine statue of Thomas Wentworth,
First Earl of Strafford (d.1739) in Roman attire leaning on truncated column to
his right and with his left hand against his hip.

Moved from its original location at Stainborough Castle (q.v.) (within the grounds
of Wentworth Castle).

J. E. Humphrey, 'A Prospect of Stainborough', Unpub. M.A. Thesis, Sheffield, 1982,
vol 3, pp302-303 and appendix 3 (full inscriptions recorded).

Listing NGR: SE3199003220

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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