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Two Pairs of Cherubs to South West of the Grand Basin in Melbourne Hall Gardens

A Grade I Listed Building in Melbourne, Derbyshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.8206 / 52°49'14"N

Longitude: -1.4206 / 1°25'14"W

OS Eastings: 439144

OS Northings: 324944

OS Grid: SK391249

Mapcode National: GBR 6G9.1PQ

Mapcode Global: WHDHF.4CTH

Entry Name: Two Pairs of Cherubs to South West of the Grand Basin in Melbourne Hall Gardens

Listing Date: 10 November 1967

Last Amended: 11 March 1987

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1334615

English Heritage Legacy ID: 83060

Location: Melbourne, South Derbyshire, Derbyshire, DE73

County: Derbyshire

District: South Derbyshire

Civil Parish: Melbourne

Traditional County: Derbyshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Derbyshire

Church of England Parish: Melbourne St Michael

Church of England Diocese: Derby

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Listing Text

SK 38/3925 PARISH OF MELBOURNE CHURCH CLOSE
6/75 (East Side)
10.11.67 Two Pairs of Cherubs to
South-West of the
Grand Basin in
Melbourne Hall Gardens
(formerly listed as
'Pair of pedestals with
figures of fighting
cupids on south side of
garden, Melbourne Hall')
GV I
Two pairs of cherubs, c1700 by Jan van Nost. Erected as part
of a French style garden designed by Royal Gardeners to Queen
Anne, London and Wise for Thomas Coke of Melbourne Hall. Stone
and lead. Each pair of cherubs stands on a panelled stone
pedestal with moulded base and cornice. Western pair are
kissing and eastern pair are fighting. These form a group with
another two pairs of cherubs on the opposite side of the basin
and tell the tale of Castor and his brother Pollux fighting over
a bunch of flowers and their eventual reconciliation. Included
in the Derbyshire Historic Gardens Register at Grade I. See
item 6/63 for sources.


Listing NGR: SK3914424944

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