Percy Tenantry Column

  • Description

    A detailed description of the column and its history. " An imposing Greek Doric column sitting on a square pedestal with chamfered corners on top of a circular flight of three steps. The column supports a viewing stage with a light iron fence surround surmounted by a drum on which stands a lion passant, the Percy Lion. At each corner of the main pedestal there are four smaller, separate pedestals, each one supporting a recumbent coadstone lion, painted white, its head turned to look back over the shoulder. It has been suggested that this feature may have inspired Landseer's lions at the foot of Nelson's Column in Trafalgar Square (1858-67). The column was formerly protected by an iron fence of which the sandstone base is now all that remains. When agricultural prices fell after the Napoleonic Wars...."
  • Owner

    Public Monuments and Sculpture Association
  • Source

    Local (Co-Curate)
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  • Further information

    Resource type: Text/Website
    Added by: Simon Cotterill
    Last modified: 5 years, 1 month ago
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