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Statue of Neptune

A Grade II Listed Building in Wotton Underwood, Buckinghamshire

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Latitude: 51.847 / 51°50'49"N

Longitude: -1.0177 / 1°1'3"W

OS Eastings: 467762

OS Northings: 216940

OS Grid: SP677169

Mapcode National: GBR 9ZM.1KC

Mapcode Global: VHDTV.9TVZ

Entry Name: Statue of Neptune

Listing Date: 26 February 1985

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1311201

English Heritage Legacy ID: 42563

Location: Wotton Underwood, Aylesbury Vale, Buckinghamshire, HP18

County: Buckinghamshire

District: Aylesbury Vale

Civil Parish: Wotton Underwood

Traditional County: Buckinghamshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Buckinghamshire

Church of England Parish: Wotton Underwood

Church of England Diocese: Oxford

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Listing Text


3/175 Statue of Neptune


- II

Part of a statue thought originally to have formed part of a group placed between 1771 and 1789. Carved stone. Apparently part of a composition representing a boy on a dolphin, perhaps Arion or Palaemon, the surviving section consists of a dolphin with a clump of bullrushes behind, a stump of a palm tree, and a foot. The List entry written in 1985 noted that other fragments of the figure of Neptune were on site or at Wotton House, but it is not now known what these may have been.

The historic designed landscape surrounding an early-C18 country house, with a contemporary layout, probably by George London and Henry Wise, developed into an extensive mid-C18 park for George Grenville by Lancelot Brown; William Pitt, later first Earl of Chatham, is credited with significant input with regard to the design.

Listing NGR: SP6776216940

The List entry was subject to a Minor Enhancement on 10 August 2016 as part of the tercentenary of Lancelot Capability Brown's birth.

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