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Latitude: 53.2256 / 53°13'32"N
Longitude: -1.6095 / 1°36'34"W
OS Eastings: 426169
OS Northings: 369906
OS Grid: SK261699
Mapcode National: GBR 57P.V6H
Mapcode Global: WHCD8.76V1
Entry Name: Series of Herms and Altars Laid out in a Y to the East of the Ring Pond
Listing Date: 19 June 1987
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1334743
English Heritage Legacy ID: 81640
Location: Chatsworth, Derbyshire Dales, Derbyshire, DE45
District: Derbyshire Dales
Civil Parish: Chatsworth
Traditional County: Derbyshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Derbyshire
Church of England Parish: Edensor St Peter
Church of England Diocese: Derby
PARISH OF CHATSWORTH CHATSWORTH GARDENS
Series of Hermes and
Altars laid out in a Y
to the east of the Ring
Twelve Hermes and twelve altars. c1730 probably by William Kent
and originally adorning his exedra at Chiswick Villa. Ashlar.
The altars are small rectangular chests about two foot high and
on feet, with bold relief decoration to front and sides. Five
male Hermes on plain tapering piers with moulded bases and Greek
inscriptions. Five female Hermes with panelled tapering piers
with acanthus and ribbon decoration. One male faun on a similar
pier and one male fawn on a plain panelled pier. The Gardens
and Park are included on the Gardens Register at Grade I.
Listing NGR: SK2616969906
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