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Latitude: 54.1016 / 54°6'5"N
Longitude: -1.4669 / 1°28'0"W
OS Eastings: 434957
OS Northings: 467426
OS Grid: SE349674
Mapcode National: GBR LP60.6G
Mapcode Global: WHD96.F5QJ
Entry Name: Equestrian Statue Approximately 150 Metres East of Newby Hall
Listing Date: 6 March 1967
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1289184
English Heritage Legacy ID: 331805
Location: Newby with Mulwith, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, HG4
County: North Yorkshire
Civil Parish: Newby with Mulwith
Traditional County: Yorkshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): North Yorkshire
SE 36 NW NEWBY WITH t4lJLblITH NEWBY PARK
1/48 Equestrian statue
approximately 150 metres
east of Newby Hall
Statue and plinth. Late C17 and late C19. Carrara marble figures, bronze
reins, ashlar plinth. Tall plinth with moulded base and cornice, rounded
ends. The mounted figure in armour holds reins in left hand and a staff in
the right; the horse stands over a cowering figure with left hand raised to
protect himself. The statue was made in Italy and originally represented
John Sobieski, King of Poland, trampling a Turk; it commemorated his victory
in Vienna. The statue was bought in 1675 by Sir Robert Vyner (the goldsmith
responsible for Charles II's Coronation regalia) who brought it to London at
the Restoration. Sir Robert had the head refashioned to represent Charles
II and the lower figure represented Oliver Cromwell. In 1739 the site was
taken for the construction of the Mansion House (completed 1754) and the
statue was removed to an inn yard, then to the Vyner estate in Lincolnshire.
Lady Mary Robinson of Newby married Henry Vyner and inherited Newby Hall in
1859. The statue was brought to Newby Park in 1883.
Listing NGR: SE3495767426
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