A Pair of Georgian Stone Sphinxes by James Gibbs

GBP 27,495.00

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Object Description

A unique opportunity to purchase a pair of 18th century winged sphinx statues or gate pier ornaments, originally from High Head Castle, Cumbria.

These date to the remodeling of the house 1744 – 48, thought to be by the renowned architect James Gibbs.

A replacement pair can be seen in position on the gate piers to the front elevation of the castle.

Additional Dimensions (each)

Height 99 cm

Width 56 cm

Depth 92 cm

Total weight for both 400 kg

Object Condition

In good overall condition. Showing wear and weathering consistent with age and use. Wings re-carved.

There have been repairs and restorations to some areas. The wings have been re-carved. These will need to be leaded into the bodies once they have been positioned.

Wear consistent with age and use. Minor Losses, scuffs, and scratches.

Object Details

  • dimensions
    W:56 x H:99 x D:92 centimeters
  • period
  • year

Dealer Opening Times

By appointment only.

Dealer Contact

+44(0) 1981 541 155

Dealer Location


From the M50 / Ross-on-Wye
At the end of the M50 take the A40 towards Ross-on-Wye and Monmouth. Take the A49 Hereford Road (third roundabout after leaving the M50) Ignore the first two signposts for Wormelow, Stay on the A49 for approximately nine miles take the next left turn after passing the Pilgrim Hotel, singed A466 Wormelow. Follow the road for approximately 400 meters. We are located on the right hand side, the site is called; Grove Farm / The Grove.

From A49 Hereford
Follow the A49 south from Hereford for approximately five miles. After the uphill section at the Callow there is a layby on your right followed by one on your left. Take the next right turn onto the A466 singed Wormelow / Monmouth, Follow the road for approximately 400 meters. We are located on the right hand side on Grove Farm / The Grove.

UK Heritage
Grove Barn
United Kingdom

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