Monument record MDR4716 - Commemorative monument to Michael Drayton, Kedleston Park

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SK 3115 4023. The monument is dedicated to the poet Michael Drayton (1563-1631) and is a carved stone pedestal, circa 1760-70, supporting a vase. (1, 2) The Grade II listed, 1m square, pedestal is situated south-west of Kedleston Hall and was in place by 1766. The vase stands to a height of 2.7m and incorporates detailed carving, including flutes on its underside and an ornate frieze around its waist. Flutes above and two carved sphynx form the lid of the vase. The pedestal incorporates carved swags on each of its four sides. There is evidence of several earlier repairs to the vase and the pedestal is also heavily weathered. (3)

Sources/Archives (3)

  • <1> Map: Ordnance Survey (OS). 1975. 1:10000.
  • <2> Listed Building File: Historic England. 2011. The National Heritage List for England. List entry number 1109086.
  • <3> Bibliographic reference: Marshall, G (The National Trust). 1989. National Trust Archaeological Survey : Kedleston Hall, Derbyshire. p 73, plate 7.



Grid reference Centred SK 3115 4023 (4m by 4m) (Centre)

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  • EDR3630

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Record last edited

Jan 28 2015 12:23PM

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