PEDESTAL WITH STATUE OF MERCURY IN MELBOURNE HALL GARDENS

Overview

Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: I

List Entry Number: 1204240

Date first listed: 10-Nov-1967

Statutory Address: PEDESTAL WITH STATUE OF MERCURY IN MELBOURNE HALL GARDENS, CHURCH CLOSE

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Location

Statutory Address: PEDESTAL WITH STATUE OF MERCURY IN MELBOURNE HALL GARDENS, CHURCH CLOSE

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

County: Derbyshire

District: South Derbyshire (District Authority)

Parish: Melbourne

National Grid Reference: SK3911724988

Summary

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Reasons for Designation

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History

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Details

SK 38/3925 PARISH OF MELBOURNE CHURCH CLOSE 6/69 (East Side) 10.11.67 Pedestal with Statue of Mercury in Melbourne Hall Gardens GV I Pedestal with statue of Mercury. c1700 by Jan van Nost. Erected as part of a French style garden designed by Royal Gardeners, London and Wise, for Thomas Coke of Melbourne Hall. Stone and lead. Panelled pedestal with moulded base and cornice on stepped square plinth surmounted by lead statue of Mercury in flight. The figure has his right arm held high and is holding his winged rod with intertwined serpents in his left hand. His helmet and ankles are winged and he stands on the forehead of a wind blowing cherub. Included in the Derbyshire Historic Gardens Register at Grade I. See item 6/63 for sources.

Listing NGR: SK3911724988

Legacy

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

Legacy System number: 83054

Legacy System: LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Anthony, J, Gardens of Britain, (1979)
Green, D, Gardener to Queen Anne, (1956)
Hussey, C, English Gardens and Landscapes 1700-1750, (1967)
Kerr, V , Melbourne Hall Gardens, (1984)
Pevsner, N, Williamson, E, The Buildings of England: Derbyshire, (1978)
'Country Life' in 7 April, (1928), 492
'Country Life' in 23 September, (1899), 368
'Country Life' in 14 April, (1928), 526
Other
Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in England, Part 10 Derbyshire,

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