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Retaining Wall of Terrace to Garden Front of Somerleyton Hall

A Grade II Listed Building in Somerleyton, Ashby and Herringfleet, Suffolk

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Latitude: 52.521 / 52°31'15"N

Longitude: 1.6726 / 1°40'21"E

OS Eastings: 649246

OS Northings: 297797

OS Grid: TM492977

Mapcode National: GBR YSB.X9X

Mapcode Global: VHM66.YW2S

Entry Name: Retaining Wall of Terrace to Garden Front of Somerleyton Hall

Listing Date: 29 January 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1031931

English Heritage Legacy ID: 282406

Location: Somerleyton, Ashby and Herringfleet, Waveney, Suffolk, NR32

County: Suffolk

District: Waveney

Civil Parish: Somerleyton, Ashby and Herringfleet

Traditional County: Suffolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Suffolk

Church of England Parish: Somerleyton St Mary

Church of England Diocese: Norwich

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Listing Text

TM 49 NE
Retaining wall of terrace
to garden front of
Somerleyton Hall
Retaining wall of the terrace along the garden front of Somerleyton Hall.
Circa 1846 by John Thomas for Sir Morton Peto. Stone; raised rectangular
panels with vermiculated rustication. 3 flights of steps down to the formal
gardens, in line with the centre and end bays of the house. At the base of
the steps are low piers surmounted by urns. At each end the wall is curved
forward, each curve terminating in a reclining female figure in marble,
representing Night (to the south) and Day; they are signed 'John Thomas
London'. To each side of the centre steps are fine antique bronze vases with
dragon handles and patterns in deep relief; these were formerly part of a
bench feature within the garden walling to the south of the house (see Item
4/56). Forms part of a garden included in the HBMC County Register of Gardens
at Grade II*.

Listing NGR: TM4924697797

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