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Sculpture Depicting Ceres in Belvoir Castle Sculpture Garden (One of Seven Statues)

A Grade II* Listed Building in Belvoir, Leicestershire

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Latitude: 52.8942 / 52°53'38"N

Longitude: -0.7839 / 0°47'2"W

OS Eastings: 481910

OS Northings: 333659

OS Grid: SK819336

Mapcode National: GBR CNT.DNN

Mapcode Global: WHFJG.XJW4

Entry Name: Sculpture Depicting Ceres in Belvoir Castle Sculpture Garden (One of Seven Statues)

Listing Date: 15 August 1979

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1180136

English Heritage Legacy ID: 189992

Location: Belvoir, Melton, Leicestershire, NG32

County: Leicestershire

District: Melton

Civil Parish: Belvoir

Traditional County: Leicestershire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Leicestershire

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Listing Text


15/502 Sculpture depicting
Ceres in Belvoir
Castle Sculpture
15.8.79 Garden (one of the
seven statues)


Sculpture reputed to be of Ceres (Goddess of Corn). Circa 1680. By Caius
Gabriel Cibber. Stone. Square pedestal with recessed panels each carved
with high relief heraldic and other emblems, including Earl's coronet
(Earls of Rutland became Dukes 1703). Under cornice a dentil course and
egg and dart frieze. Clothed masculine-looking figure in attitude of a man
striding forward. At his feet a large sheaf of corn.

Listing NGR: SK8191033659

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