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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: MEMORIAL TO BLUECAP IN THE YARD OF THE CHESHIRE HUNT KENNELS

List entry Number: 1287520

Location

MEMORIAL TO BLUECAP IN THE YARD OF THE CHESHIRE HUNT KENNELS, KENNEL LANE

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

County District District Type Parish
Cheshire West and ChesterUnitary AuthorityCuddington

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II

Date first listed: 18-Jul-1986

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

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 402173

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History

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Details

SJ 56 NE 5/23

CUDDINGTON C.P. KENNEL LANE (West side) Memorial to Bluecap in the yard of the Cheshire Hunt Kennels

GV

II

Obelisk: erected 1772 but moved here from Forest Hill c1959. Ashlar buff and pink sandstone. The square base is surrounded by a low wall carrying stout plain bar iron railings. On the base is a plain square pier with moulded plinth and cornice carrying an obelisk. The north face of the pier has a brass plaque reading :

To the Memory of old Bluecap a Fox Hound the late Property of the Hon. John Smith Barry This obelisk Reader is a Monument rais'd To a shade, tho' a Hound, that deserves to be prais'd For if Life's but a Stage where on each act a Part And true greatness a Form, that's deriv'd from the Heart If Fame, Honour and Glory depend on the Deed Then O Bluecap, rare Bluecap, well boast of thy Breed if no Tear, yet a Glass, will we pour on the Brute So high fam'd as he was in the glorious Pursuit But no more of this Theme, since the Life's but a Race And Bluecap but gone to the Death of the CHACE

in good copperplate script.

Bluecap was a famous foxhound of the Tarporley Hunt Club who won a challenge race for 500 guineas on Newmarket Heath in 1763.

Listing NGR: SJ5987169868

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National Grid Reference: SJ 59871 69868

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