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Pair of Pedestals with Lead Slaves in Melbourne Hall Gardens

A Grade I Listed Building in Melbourne, Derbyshire

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Latitude: 52.8212 / 52°49'16"N

Longitude: -1.4221 / 1°25'19"W

OS Eastings: 439043

OS Northings: 325010

OS Grid: SK390250

Mapcode National: GBR 6G9.19G

Mapcode Global: WHDHF.4C30

Entry Name: Pair of Pedestals with Lead Slaves in Melbourne Hall Gardens

Listing Date: 10 November 1967

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1334634

English Heritage Legacy ID: 83052

Location: Melbourne, South Derbyshire, Derbyshire, DE73

County: Derbyshire

District: South Derbyshire

Civil Parish: Melbourne

Built-Up Area: 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

6/67 (East Side)
10.11.67 Pair of Pedestals with
Lead Slaves in
Melbourne Hall
Pair of pedestals with lead slaves. 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. Lead statues on stone bases. Both bases are
plain with moulded tops, kneeling slaves above have their arms
raised holding stone trays, with ornate lead vases on, over
their heads. Both statues are naked except for loin cloths,
northern statue with loin cloth of feathers and southern statue
with plain loin cloth and a turban. Included in the Derbyshire
Historic Gardens Register at Grade I. See item 6/63 for

Listing NGR: SK3904325010

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