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Memorial details

Memorial type
Pillar / Column
District
Aylesbury Vale
Town
Stowe
County
Buckinghamshire
Country
England
Commemoration
Austrian Succession (1740-1748)
Ceremony
Lost
Not lost
WM Reference
61682

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Current location

In the gardens of Stowe.
The Elysian Fields
Stowe
Aylesbury Vale
Buckinghamshire
England

OS Grid Ref: SP 676374
Denomination: Undefined

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Previous locations
  • Gardens of Stowe.
    Grecian Valley
    Stowe
    Aylesbury Vale
    Buckinghamshire
    England

    OS Grid Ref: SP 676 374
    Denomination: Undefined
Description
Doric column designed in 1748 and moved to the Elysian Fields during the 1750s. The column is surmounted by a statue of Herioc Poetry, one of the Nine Muses which originally stood on the parterre in front of Stowe House.
Inscription
(unknown)
Inscription legible?
yes
Commemorations
  • Austrian Succession (1740-1748)
    Total names on memorial: 1
    Served and returned: 0
    Died: 1
    Exact count: yes
    Information shown: Undefined
    Order of information: Undefined
Components
  • Column
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Stone
  • Figure
    Measurements: Undefined
    Materials: Undefined
Listing information
Condition
Trust fund/Scholarship
No
Purpose: Funds provided by Thomas Grenville's uncle, Lord Cobham.
Sponsorship
Private
Reference
  • Buildings of England series by Various 2ed. 1994, pp676, 680. Buckinghamshire.
  • Descriptions of Lord Cobham's Gardens at Stowe by G B Clarke p 154.
  • Published:Oxford University Press 2004
  • Drawings of Stowe by John Claud Nattes by C N Gowing and G B Clarke Plate 28 Published:Buckinghamshire County Museum 1983

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