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Description: Statue of John Silvester in Orchard of Birthwaite Hall
Date Listed: 13 November 1963
English Heritage Building ID: 334235
OS Grid Reference: SE3008110559
OS Grid Coordinates: 430081, 410559
Latitude/Longitude: 53.5908, -1.5470
SE 31 SW DARTON HUDDERSFIELD ROAD
(East side, off)
2/108 Statue of John
13.11.63 Silvester in orchard of
Statue. Date uncertain probably late C18. Limestone, on sandstone pedestal.
Slightly smaller than life, naked figure said to be of John Silvester with
cloak over shoulders. Serpent at feet. The pedestal has fielded panels and
a moulded cornice.
John Silvester was smith to the Tower of London and invented a chain to span
the River Thames to prevent the Dutch sailing up the river in the war with
Holland 1665-7 when the Dutch attacked up the Rivers Thames and Medway.
Listing NGR: SE3008110559
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Source: English Heritage
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