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Pair of Sphinxes to South of Temple in Theatre in the Gardens at the Bury at Grid Reference Tl 1887 2205

A Grade II Listed Building in St. Paul's Walden, Hertfordshire

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Latitude: 51.8844 / 51°53'3"N

Longitude: -0.2743 / 0°16'27"W

OS Eastings: 518870

OS Northings: 222050

OS Grid: TL188220

Mapcode National: GBR H6N.X1K

Mapcode Global: VHGNZ.6WBT

Entry Name: Pair of Sphinxes to South of Temple in Theatre in the Gardens at the Bury at Grid Reference Tl 1887 2205

Listing Date: 27 May 1968

Last Amended: 8 February 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1177145

English Heritage Legacy ID: 162988

Location: St. Paul's Walden, North Hertfordshire, Hertfordshire, SG4

County: Hertfordshire

District: North Hertfordshire

Civil Parish: St Paul's Walden

Traditional County: Hertfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Hertfordshire

Church of England Parish: St Paul's Walden

Church of England Diocese: St.Albans

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Listing Text


10/195 Pair of sphinxes to south of temple in
theatre in the gardens at The Bury at
Grid Ref TL 1887 2205 (formerly listed as
27.5.68 The Gardens at St Paul's Walden Bury)


Pair of statues of sphinxes. C18 probably English after French models of
time of Louis XIV. Lead figures on limestone plinths. 2 crouched
half-lifesize figures with paws extended facing one another. E figure
has tasselled covering extended to form the back of a dress with
enlarged shoulders to female torso with hair in a kerchief. Rusticated
base to figure. Broad moulded base and cap to stone plinth with
bead-moulded sunk panel in each face. W figure similar but dress has
bows to shoulders and she wears a choker and her hair in a bun. The
figures are probably not representations of particular persons.

Listing NGR: TL1887022050

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