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Latitude: 52.821 / 52°49'15"N
Longitude: -1.421 / 1°25'15"W
OS Eastings: 439117
OS Northings: 324988
OS Grid: SK391249
Mapcode National: GBR 6G9.1L9
Mapcode Global: WHDHF.4CM5
Entry Name: Pedestal with Statue of Mercury in Melbourne Hall Gardens
Listing Date: 10 November 1967
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1204240
English Heritage Legacy ID: 83054
Location: Melbourne, South Derbyshire, Derbyshire, DE73
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
SK 38/3925 PARISH OF MELBOURNE CHURCH CLOSE
6/69 (East Side)
10.11.67 Pedestal with Statue of
Mercury in Melbourne
Pedestal with statue of Mercury. c1700 by Jan van Nost.
Erected as part of a French style garden designed by Royal
Gardeners, London and Wise, for Thomas Coke of Melbourne Hall.
Stone and lead. Panelled pedestal with moulded base and cornice
on stepped square plinth surmounted by lead statue of Mercury in
flight. The figure has his right arm held high and is holding
his winged rod with intertwined serpents in his left hand. His
helmet and ankles are winged and he stands on the forehead of a
wind blowing cherub. Included in the Derbyshire Historic
Gardens Register at Grade I. See item 6/63 for sources.
Listing NGR: SK3911724988
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