Pair Of Antique Stone Sphinxes


A unique opportunity to purchase a pair of 18th century winged sphinx statues / 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.

Condition Report

In good overall condition. Showing wear and weathering consistent with age and use.

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. 



Date of Manufacture



18th Century


Cumbria, UK.

Materials and Techniques

Hand carved, Red Lazonby Sandstone


-Wear consistent with age and use

-Minor Losses, scuffs, and scratches

-Historic Repairs

-Recent Repairs

Dimensions (each)

Height 99 cm

Width 56 cm

Depth 92 cm

Total weight 400 kg


Price: £27,495.00

Provenance: Yes

Stock No: 26537


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