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Sphinx and Pedestal on North Side of Waterfall at the Lake

A Grade II Listed Building in Lindrick with Studley Royal and Fountains, North Yorkshire

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Latitude: 54.1186 / 54°7'7"N

Longitude: -1.5706 / 1°34'14"W

OS Eastings: 428164

OS Northings: 469282

OS Grid: SE281692

Mapcode National: GBR KNGT.RB

Mapcode Global: WHC7T.VQ8Y

Entry Name: Sphinx and Pedestal on North Side of Waterfall at the Lake

Listing Date: 6 March 1967

Last Amended: 11 June 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1173645

English Heritage Legacy ID: 331059

Location: Lindrick with Studley Royal and Fountains, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG4

County: North Yorkshire

District: Harrogate

Civil Parish: Lindrick with Studley Royal an

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): North Yorkshire

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Listing Text

Sphinx and pedestal on
north side of waterfall
9/55 at east end of The Lake
(formerly listed as part
of Sphinxes at the Head
6.3.67 of the Lake)


Sphinx and pedestal. c1727. Probably by John Simpson for John Aislabie.
Ashlar pedestal, limestone figure. Overall height approximately 1.5 metres.
Moulded profile to pedestal. The figure is strongly proportioned, the
weathered head draped with a light head-dress. Records of the Studley
Estate show that John Simpson was making pillars for sphinxes in 1727 but he
may not have been responsible for the statues. Sphinxes are known to have
been placed on the Cascade at the entrance to the Lake (qv) and they flanked
the Drum Falls on the Canal (qv), the latter are probably those removed from
the top of Mackershaw Gate (qv) in 1970 and now in store. G Beard, 'Studley
Royal', Country Life 1961. W T C Walker, personal communication.

Listing NGR: SE2816469282

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