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The Four Parts of the World 4 Statues Circa 230 Metres East of Waddesdon Manor

A Grade II Listed Building in Waddesdon, Buckinghamshire

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Latitude: 51.8423 / 51°50'32"N

Longitude: -0.934 / 0°56'2"W

OS Eastings: 473535

OS Northings: 216502

OS Grid: SP735165

Mapcode National: GBR C11.JP7

Mapcode Global: VHDTW.RYLL

Entry Name: The Four Parts of the World 4 Statues Circa 230 Metres East of Waddesdon Manor

Listing Date: 29 January 1985

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1332758

English Heritage Legacy ID: 42299

Location: Waddesdon, Aylesbury Vale, Buckinghamshire, HP18

County: Buckinghamshire

District: Aylesbury Vale

Civil Parish: Waddesdon

Traditional County: Buckinghamshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Buckinghamshire

Church of England Parish: Waddesdon with Over Winchendon and Fleet Marston

Church of England Diocese: Oxford

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Listing Text


10/152 The Four Parts of the World:
4 statues c.230m to E. of
Waddesdon Manor

- II

Set of 4 statues. C18, Venetian, attributed to Giacomo Cassetti.
Istrian stone. Statues are labelled and represent the 4 Continents:
a) Europa, draped and crowned, holding a domed temple and a sceptre, with
a small horse behind at her feet.
b) Asia, draped, holding flowers and a censer, with a small camel behind
at her feet.
c) Africa, nude, holding a cornucopia full of wheat and a small beast,
probably a basilisk, with a small lion at her feet.
d) America, nude with feathered skirt, collar and arm-bands and a
string of beads, with one foot on a man's head and a large lizard behind.
All on C19 stone pedestals with moulded bases, panels and cornices.
Formerly sited at the gates by the Grand Lodge.
(Catalogue Nos. 71-74)

Listing NGR: SP7353516502

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