SPHINX AND PEDESTAL ON SOUTH SIDE OF WATERFALL AT EAST END OF LAKE

Overview

Heritage Category:
Listed Building
Grade:
II
List Entry Number:
1150604
Date first listed:
06-Mar-1967
Date of most recent amendment:
11-Jun-1986
Statutory Address:
SPHINX AND PEDESTAL ON SOUTH SIDE OF WATERFALL AT EAST END OF LAKE

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Location

Statutory Address:
SPHINX AND PEDESTAL ON SOUTH SIDE OF WATERFALL AT EAST END OF LAKE

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

County:
North Yorkshire
District:
Harrogate (District Authority)
Parish:
Lindrick with Studley Royal and Fountains
National Grid Reference:
SE 28173 69256

Details

SE 2869 LINDRICK WITH STUDLEY STUDLEY PARK ROYAL AND FOUNTAINS 9/56 Sphinx and pedestal on south side of waterfall 6.3.67 at east end of Lake (formerly listed along with 9/55)

GV II

Sphinx and pedestal. c1727. Probably by John Simpson for John Aislabie. Ashlar pedestal, limestone figure. Overall height approximately 1.5 metres. Moulded profile to pedestal. The figure is strongly proportioned, the weathered head draped with a light head-dress. Records of the Studley Estate show that John Simpson was making pillars for sphinxes in 1727 but he may not have been responsible for the statues. Sphinxes are known to have been placed on the Cascade at the entrance to the Lake (qv) and they flanked the Drum Falls on the Canal (qv), the latter are probably those removed from the top of Mackershaw Gate (qv) in 1970 and now in store. G Beard, 'Studley Royal', Country Life 1961. W T C Walker, personal communication. Sphinx and pedestal. c1727. Probably by John Simpson for John Aislabie. Ashlar pedestal, limestone figure. Overall height approximately 1.5 metres. Moulded profile to pedestal. The figure is strongly proportioned, the weathered head draped with a light head-dress. Records of the Studley Estate show that John Simpson was making pillars for sphinxes in 1727 but he may not have been responsible for the statues. Sphinxes are known to have been placed on the Cascade at the entrance to the Lake (qv) and they flanked the Drum Falls on the Canal (qv), the latter are probably those removed from the top of Mackershaw Gate (qv) in 1970 and now in store. G Beard, 'Studley Royal', Country Life 1961. W T C Walker, personal communication.

Listing NGR: SE2817369256

Legacy

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

Legacy System number:
331060
Legacy System:
LBS

Sources

Books and journals
'Country Life' in 9 March, (1961)
Other
Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in England, Part 32 North Yorkshire,

Legal

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

End of official listing

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Date: 27 Aug 2006
Reference: IOE01/15766/23
Rights: Copyright IoE Mr Les Waby. Source Historic England Archive
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