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Memorial to the 15th Earl of Shrewsbury

A Grade II* Listed Building in Farley, Staffordshire

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Latitude: 52.987 / 52°59'13"N

Longitude: -1.8911 / 1°53'27"W

OS Eastings: 407408

OS Northings: 343297

OS Grid: SK074432

Mapcode National: GBR 37K.NQS

Mapcode Global: WHBD4.X5NY

Entry Name: Memorial to the 15th Earl of Shrewsbury

Listing Date: 3 January 1967

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1374741

English Heritage Legacy ID: 275093

Location: Farley, Staffordshire Moorlands, Staffordshire, ST10

County: Staffordshire

District: Staffordshire Moorlands

Civil Parish: Farley

Built-Up Area: Alton Park

Traditional County: Staffordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Staffordshire

Church of England Parish: Alton St Peter

Church of England Diocese: Lichfield

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Listing Text


12/98 Memorial to the 15th Earl
3/1/67 of Shrewsbury

Memorial. Circa 1830. Ashlar and cast iron. Square rusticated pedestal
with stepped plinth and oversailing cap; surmounted by a circular base
inscribed "HE MADE THE DESERT SMILE": 6 Corinthian columns define a
cylindrical space containing a pedestalled bust of the 15th Earl of
Shrewsbury, and supporting an entablature and oversailing dome with fish-
scale decoration, scrolls and a central foliated crest. The memorial is
based on the Choragic Monument of Lysicrates in Athens (334 B.C.). This
item forms part of the important garden layout at Alton Towers (q.v.) which
is included at Grade I on the HBMC Gardens Register.B.o.E., p. 58.

Listing NGR: SK0740843297

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