History in Structure

This site is entirely user-supported. See how you can help.

Retaining Wall of Dam to South East Side of the Boating Lake

A Grade II Listed Building in Farley, Staffordshire

We don't have any photos of this building yet. Why don't you be the first to send us one?

Upload Photo »

Approximate Location Map
Large Map »


Latitude: 52.9878 / 52°59'16"N

Longitude: -1.8911 / 1°53'27"W

OS Eastings: 407407

OS Northings: 343388

OS Grid: SK074433

Mapcode National: GBR 37K.NQH

Mapcode Global: WHBD4.X5NB

Plus Code: 9C4WX4Q5+4H

Entry Name: Retaining Wall of Dam to South East Side of the Boating Lake

Listing Date: 17 November 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1037872

English Heritage Legacy ID: 275094

Location: Farley, Staffordshire Moorlands, Staffordshire, ST10

County: Staffordshire

Civil Parish: Farley

Built-Up Area: Alton Park

Traditional County: Staffordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Staffordshire

Church of England Parish: Alton St Peter

Church of England Diocese: Lichfield

Find accommodation in



12/99 Retaining wall of dam to
- south-east side of the
Boating Lake.
Wall. c.1820. Probably by J.B. Papworth. Ashlar. In the form of
a bridge; nominal Tudor Gothic style. 9 bays, seven 4-centred arches
and 2 blind end bays; openwork parapet with octagonal piers at each
bay division. This item forms part of the important garden layout at
Alton Towers (q.v.) which is included at Grade I on the HBMC Gardens Register.
B.o.E., p. 58; Colvin, p.440.

Listing NGR: SK0740743388

Selected Sources

Book cover links are generated automatically from the sources. They are not necessarily always correct, as book names at Amazon may not be quite the same as those used referenced in the text.

Source title links go to a search for the specified title at Amazon. Availability of the title is dependent on current publication status. You may also want to check AbeBooks, particularly for older titles.

Recommended Books

Other nearby listed buildings

BritishListedBuildings.co.uk is an independent online resource and is not associated with any government department. All government data published here is used under licence. Please do not contact BritishListedBuildings.co.uk for any queries related to any individual listed building, planning permission related to listed buildings or the listing process itself.

British Listed Buildings is a Good Stuff website.