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Two Pairs of Cherubs to North West of the Grand Basin in Melbourne Hall Gardens

A Grade I Listed Building in Melbourne, Derbyshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.8214 / 52°49'17"N

Longitude: -1.4206 / 1°25'14"W

OS Eastings: 439141

OS Northings: 325032

OS Grid: SK391250

Mapcode National: GBR 6G9.1NB

Mapcode Global: WHDHF.4BSW

Entry Name: Two Pairs of Cherubs to North West of the Grand Basin in Melbourne Hall Gardens

Listing Date: 10 November 1967

Last Amended: 11 March 1987

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1096372

English Heritage Legacy ID: 83059

Location: Melbourne, South Derbyshire, Derbyshire, DE73

County: Derbyshire

District: South Derbyshire

Civil Parish: Melbourne

Traditional County: Derbyshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Derbyshire

Church of England Parish: Melbourne St Michael

Church of England Diocese: Derby

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Listing Text

SK 38/3925 PARISH OF MELBOURNE CHURCH CLOSE
6/74 (East Side)
10.11.67 Two Pairs of Cherubs
to North-West of the
Grand Basin in
Melbourne Hall
Gardens (formerly
listed as 'Pair of
pedestals with fighting
cupids on north side
of garden, Melbourne
Hall')
GV I
Two pairs of cherubs. c1700 by Jan van Nost. Erected as part
of a French style garden, designed by Royal Gardeners to Queen
Anne, London and Wise, for Thomas Coke of Melbourne Hall. Stone
and lead. Each pair of cherubs stand on a panelled stone
pedestal with moulded base and cornice. To the western pair,
one cherub is snatching a bunch of lilies from the other and to
the eastern pair the cherubs are quarrelling. These form a
group with two pairs of cherubs on the opposite side of the
Basin and tell the tale of Castor and his brother Pollux
fighting over a bunch of flowers and their eventual
reconciliation. Included in the Derbyshire Historic Gardens
Register at Grade I. See item 6/63 for sources.


Listing NGR: SK3914125032

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