ROMAN SARCOPHAGUS IN GARDEN AT WITHINGTON HALL

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II*
List Entry Number:
1107883
Date first listed:
28-Nov-1984
Statutory Address:
ROMAN SARCOPHAGUS IN GARDEN AT WITHINGTON HALL, HOLMES CHAPEL ROAD

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Location

Statutory Address:
ROMAN SARCOPHAGUS IN GARDEN AT WITHINGTON HALL, HOLMES CHAPEL ROAD

The building or site itself may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

District:
Cheshire East (Unitary Authority)
Parish:
Lower Withington
National Grid Reference:
SJ 81144 72221

Details

WITHINGTON C.P. (off) HOLMES CHAPEL ROAD SJ 87 SW

6/123 Roman Sarcophagus in Garden at Withington Hall -

GV II*

Sarcophagus. Early third century. Marble. Bowl with straight sides and rounded ends, missing cover. Front: Central panel showing three graces in high relief, the central figure with her back turned, those to either side facing, all dressed in knotted hymata to lower bodies. Panels of S-shaped flutings to either side. Figures of husband and wife in high relief to either end each with a smaller figure at their feet. The faces of these four figures having only been blocked in. Straight vertical flutings to either end with cable to lower half of each flute. The flutings extend to half way around each end after which the outline of arabesque patterns have been roughly blocked in. The rear is plain. Similar sarcophogi exist at Penrice Castle, Glamorgan, and the Villa Ferrauiulo, Albano. Source: Journal of Roman Studies, 1938, article by G Rodenwalt.

Listing NGR: SJ8114472221

Legacy

The contents of this record have been generated from a legacy data system.

Legacy System number:
59163
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Rodenwal, G, 'Journal of Roman' in Journal of Roman, (1938)

Legal

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

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Date: 21 Aug 2002
Reference: IOE01/08748/08
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr J M Pickering. Source Historic England Archive
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