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The Wylye Hornblower North of Mill House

A Grade II Listed Building in Wylye, Wiltshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 51.1402 / 51°8'24"N

Longitude: -1.9897 / 1°59'22"W

OS Eastings: 400818

OS Northings: 137882

OS Grid: SU008378

Mapcode National: GBR 2XK.FSG

Mapcode Global: VHB5F.GLHS

Entry Name: The Wylye Hornblower North of Mill House

Listing Date: 11 February 1997

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1258020

English Heritage Legacy ID: 463203

Location: Wylye, Wiltshire, BA12

County: Wiltshire

Civil Parish: Wylye

Built-Up Area: Wylye

Traditional County: Wiltshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Wiltshire

Church of England Parish: Middle Wylye Valley

Church of England Diocese: Salisbury

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Listing Text

SU 03 NW WYLYE

1183-0/2/10002 The Wylye Hornblower
north of Mill House

- II


Statue. Probably C18. Lead sculpture, about life-size, depicting a young male, almost nude, figure blowing a horn and draped and festooned around the waist; representing the Horn of Plenty. It stands on a rock on a small island in the River Wylye. The left knee is supported on a later metal bar and the statue is said to have been re-set on the rock base in living memory. Reputedly it was installed in the late C18 by the Earl of Pembroke to commemorate the post horn man, who was drowned saving one of the Earl's relatives from drowning when a coach overturned at the old ford over the River Wylye when it was in flood. Also, it is said to be of Roman origin and collected by the Earl of Pembroke on his Grand Tour of Europe, but it would seem to be of C18, possibly Italian, origin. SOURCE: Buildings of England, page 601.

Listing NGR: SU0081837882

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