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Statue in the E Garden

A Grade II Listed Building in Chirk, Wrexham

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.9347 / 52°56'4"N

Longitude: -3.0885 / 3°5'18"W

OS Eastings: 326938

OS Northings: 338027

OS Grid: SJ269380

Mapcode National: GBR 72.M09N

Mapcode Global: WH78C.JHJL

Entry Name: Statue in the E Garden

Listing Date: 29 July 1998

Last Amended: 29 July 1998

Grade: II

Source: Cadw

Source ID: 20240

Building Class: Gardens, Parks and Urban Spaces

Location: The two statues flank the opening in the hedge between the upper cross lawn, and the lower fruit tree lawn in the E gardens of the Castle.

County: Wrexham

Town: Wrexham

Community: Chirk (Y Waun)

Community: Chirk

Locality: Chirk Castle

Traditional County: Denbighshire

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History

One of four bronze statues by Andrea Carlo Lucchesi, the caster's name only partially legible as A Pach... Tranda(?) of London, placed in the E gardens of the Castle.

Exterior

One of a pair, a cast bronze figure, approximately two-thirds life size, of a slender naked nymph in an attitude of sad resignation, her hands tied behind her back, and standing on a foliage encircled domical plinth.

Reasons for Listing

Included as a work of sculpture of the aesthetic movement of the late C19-early C20, one of four embellishing the formal gardens carried out for Lady Howard de Walden at Chirk Castle.

Other nearby listed buildings

  • II Statue in the E Garden
    The statue flanks the opening in the hedge between the top cross lawn and the lower fruit tree garden, E of Chirk Castle.
  • II Walls to the Privy Garden
    The privy garden adjoins the castle on the SE side. The walls define the it on the E and S, and on the W to the lower service yard
  • II Bronze Statue on a plinth in the E garden
    The figure stands at the S end of the top cross walk in the eastern gardens.
  • II Sundial in the E Garden
    The sundial is set in a pathway between the privy garden and the main top cross walk of the Eastern gardens of the Castle.
  • II Dovecote
    The dovecote stands to the S of the S range of the Home Farm buildings, on the edge of the National Trust park.
  • II Gates to E Garden
    The gates are at the N end of the main cross walk at the head of the E gardens of the Castle, set within hedging.
  • II Screen Wall and Towers defining the S Stable Yard on the S side
    The structure runs parallel to the S wing of the stables, on the lip of the escarpment
  • II* Stable Ranges
    The stables adjoin the castle to the S, forming two sides of the service courtyard

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