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

Name: STATUE OF POLYPHEMUS, CORBY CASTLE

List entry Number: 1087675

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STATUE OF POLYPHEMUS, CORBY CASTLE

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

County District District Type Parish
CumbriaCarlisleDistrict AuthorityWetheral

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 22-Sep-1983

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 77724

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NY4754 WETHERAL GREAT CORBY 15/142 Statue of Polyphemus Corby Castle

GV II

The grade shall be amended to read II * (star)

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WETHERAL GREAT CORBY NY 4754

15/142 Statue of Polyphemus, Corby Castle

G.V. II

Statue. Early C18 for Thomas Howard of Corby Castle. Carved red sandstone. 4 metres in height, figure of Polyphemus, holding staff in one hand and reed-pipes in the other. Pevsner describes it as "wondrously badly carved, but just for that reason very engaging". Of same date as cascade nearby (1708-1729) as Polyphemus is noted by Sir John Clerk of Penicuik, on a visit in 1734. A feature on riverside walk in the grounds of Corby Castle and included for G.V. with the nearby cascade. See; N. Pevsner, Buildings of England, 1967, Cumberland & Westmorland, W.A.J. Prevost, Corby and the Corby Giant, Trans., Cumberland & Westmorland, Antiquarian and Archaeological Society, Vol. lxxix, 1979, p.99-102.

Listing NGR: NY4706654039

Selected Sources

  1. Article  Reference - Title: Transactions Cumberland and Westmorland Antiquarian and Archaeological Society - Journal Title: Transactions Cumberland and Westmorland Antiquarian and Archaeological Society - Volume: 79 - Page References: 99-102
  2. Unpublished Title  Reference - Title: Part 9 Cumbria - Journal Title: Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in England
  3. Book  Reference - Author: Pevsner, N - Title: The Buildings of England: Cumberland and Westmorland - Date: 1967

National Grid Reference: NY 47066 54039

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