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Duke of Argyll's Monument

A Grade II* Listed Building in Stainborough, Barnsley

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Coordinates

Latitude: 53.5175 / 53°31'2"N

Longitude: -1.5152 / 1°30'54"W

OS Eastings: 432245

OS Northings: 402420

OS Grid: SE322024

Mapcode National: GBR KWVR.RT

Mapcode Global: WHCBR.PVP9

Entry Name: Duke of Argyll's Monument

Listing Date: 18 March 1968

Last Amended: 4 December 1986

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1151064

English Heritage Legacy ID: 333916

Location: Stainborough, Barnsley, S75

County: Barnsley

Civil Parish: Stainborough

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): South Yorkshire

Church of England Parish: Silkstone All Saints

Church of England Diocese: Leeds

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Listing Text

STAINBOROUGH STAINBOROUGH PARK
SE30SW
1/41 Duke of Argyll's
Monument (formerly
listed as
18.3.68 Duke of Argyll's
Monument Wentworth Castle)
- II*
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,
p450.


Listing NGR: SE3224502420

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