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DUKE OF ARGYLL'S MONUMENT

List Entry Summary

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

Name: DUKE OF ARGYLL'S MONUMENT

List entry Number: 1151064

Location

DUKE OF ARGYLL'S MONUMENT, STAINBOROUGH PARK

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

County:

District: Barnsley

District Type: Metropolitan Authority

Parish: Stainborough

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 18-Mar-1968

Date of most recent amendment: 04-Dec-1986

Legacy System Information

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 333916

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List entry Description

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Reasons for Designation

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History

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Details

STAINBOROUGH STAINBOROUGH PARK SE30SW 1/41 Duke of Argyll's Monument (formerly listed as 18.3.68 Duke of Argyll's Monument Wentworth Castle) - II* Monumental column with statue. Dated 1744. By Joseph Bower (estate mason) for the 2nd Earl of Strafford in memory of the Duke of Argyll. Ashlar sandstone. Fluted Corinthian column set on pedestal and surmounted by a female statue. Moulded base; square die inscribed:

'TO THE MEMORY / OF HIS GRACE / JOHN DUKE OF ARGYLL / AND GREENWICH / who died October ye 4th 1743 / This Collumn was Dedicated in / 1744'; cornice. Statue depicts a woman in flowing robes originally intended to represent Fame but subsequently variously described as Victory, Minerva or (in previous list description) Brittania. In April 1741, William, 2nd Earl of Strafford, married Lady Anne Campbell, daughter of the Duke of Argyll, whose death gave William the excuse for the tallest of his landscape ornaments.

J. Wilkinson, Worthies, Families and Celebrities of Barnsley and the District, 1883, p450.

Listing NGR: SE3224502420

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Wilkinson, J , Worthies Families and Celebrities of Barnsley and the District, (1883), 450

National Grid Reference: SE 32245 02420

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