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Listed Building record MDR11736 - Lion of Medici statue, Kedleston Gardens, Kedleston

Type and Period (1)

  • (Georgian to 21st Century - 1760 AD? to 2050 AD)

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SK 3115 4022. A statue of the Lion of Medici, Kedleston Gardens. (1) The Grade II listed statue is of a standing Medicean lion with a forepaw raised and placed on a ball. It dates to c. 1760-70 and was in place in the garden by 1766. The pedestal was designed by Samuel Wyatt and is made from sandstone with a red brick foundation. It has a moulded plinth, recessed panels, with those on the long sides containing relief garlands, and a cornice with dentils. The lion was carved by Joseph Wilton and is a copy of an antique lion from the Loggia dei Lanze in Florence. (2, 3)

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). 1975. 1:10000.
  • <2> Bibliographic reference: Marshall, G (The National Trust). 1989. National Trust Archaeological Survey : Kedleston Hall, Derbyshire. p 72, pl. 6.
  • <3> Listed Building File: Historic England. 2011. The National Heritage List for England. List entry number 1109087.



Grid reference SK 31170 40236 (point)

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Related Events/Activities (1)

  • EDR3630

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Record last edited

Aug 14 2023 2:46PM

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