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Equestrian Statue of Hugh Lupus, 1st Earl of Chester

A Grade II* Listed Building in Eaton and Eccleston, Cheshire West and Chester

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Latitude: 53.1403 / 53°8'25"N

Longitude: -2.8784 / 2°52'42"W

OS Eastings: 341335

OS Northings: 360714

OS Grid: SJ413607

Mapcode National: GBR 7B.639R

Mapcode Global: WH88M.RBJD

Entry Name: Equestrian Statue of Hugh Lupus, 1st Earl of Chester

Listing Date: 2 November 1983

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1312814

English Heritage Legacy ID: 55293

Location: Eaton, Cheshire West and Chester, CH4

County: Cheshire West and Chester

Civil Parish: Eaton and Eccleston

Traditional County: Cheshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Cheshire

Church of England Parish: Eccleston St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Chester

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Listing Text


9/97 Equestrian Statue of
Hugh Lupus, 1st Earl of


Equestrian Statue, 1870-9, by G F Watts for 3rd Marquis and 1st Duke
of Westminster. Bronze on battered plinth of buff stone at centre of
pond. Hugh Lupus, 1st (Norman) Earl of Chester, falcon on raised
gauntletted wrist, is seated on a horse the model for which was bred
for the purpose from a Percheron mare and an English thoroughbred
stallion. Sculptor and client strove for historic accuracy in every
detail; both considered the statue to be Watts's chef d' oeuvre
(Gervas Huxley).

Listing NGR: SJ4133560714

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