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© Mr J M Pickering

IoE Number: 56867
Location: STONE ELEPHANT AND CASTLE IN GARDEN OF ELEPHANT AND CASTLE COTTAGE, STONE HOUSE LANE (west side)
  PECKFORTON, CREWE AND NANTWICH, CHESHIRE
Photographer: Mr J M Pickering
Date Photographed: 26 March 2003
Date listed: 29 October 1984
Date of last amendment: 29 October 1984
Grade II

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SJ 55 NW PECKFORTON STONE HOUSE LANE (West Side) 1/28 Stone elephant and castle in garden of Elephant and Castle Cottage. II Carving of elephant with Castle howdah, circa 1859, by John Watson, a local stonemason. Red sandstone, high standing, the elephant and its base carved from a single piece of stone and the three-tier castle from a second piece. The elephant stands on a large flat base and has a saddle with straps and tassels which forms the base for the castle. The castle has a gatehouse, surmounted by a turret with crenellations and arrow slots, which leads to a keep with matching corner turrets. The castle walls are marked with courses and there are arches over the windows, which contain glass.

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