THE WYLYE HORNBLOWER NORTH OF MILL HOUSE

Overview

Heritage Category: Listed Building

Grade: II

List Entry Number: 1258020

Date first listed: 11-Feb-1997

Statutory Address: THE WYLYE HORNBLOWER NORTH OF MILL HOUSE

Map

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Location

Statutory Address: THE WYLYE HORNBLOWER NORTH OF MILL HOUSE

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

District: Wiltshire (Unitary Authority)

Parish: Wylye

National Grid Reference: SU 00818 37882

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History

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Details

SU 03 NW WYLYE

1183-0/2/10002 The Wylye Hornblower north of Mill House

- II

Statue. Probably C18. Lead sculpture, about life-size, depicting a young male, almost nude, figure blowing a horn and draped and festooned around the waist; representing the Horn of Plenty. It stands on a rock on a small island in the River Wylye. The left knee is supported on a later metal bar and the statue is said to have been re-set on the rock base in living memory. Reputedly it was installed in the late C18 by the Earl of Pembroke to commemorate the post horn man, who was drowned saving one of the Earl's relatives from drowning when a coach overturned at the old ford over the River Wylye when it was in flood. Also, it is said to be of Roman origin and collected by the Earl of Pembroke on his Grand Tour of Europe, but it would seem to be of C18, possibly Italian, origin. SOURCE: Buildings of England, page 601.





Listing NGR: SU0081837882

Legacy

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Legacy System number: 463203

Legacy System: LBS

Sources

Books and journals
Pevsner, N, The Buildings of England: Wiltshire, (1963), 601

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