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Fountain, terrace walls, steps, lions, urns and sundial approximately 27 metres south of The Orangery

A Grade II Listed Building in Farley, Staffordshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.9876 / 52°59'15"N

Longitude: -1.8899 / 1°53'23"W

OS Eastings: 407490

OS Northings: 343365

OS Grid: SK074433

Mapcode National: GBR 37K.P0N

Mapcode Global: WHBD4.Y57H

Plus Code: 9C4WX4Q6+23

Entry Name: Fountain, terrace walls, steps, lions, urns and sundial approximately 27 metres south of The Orangery

Listing Date: 17 November 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1037875

English Heritage Legacy ID: 275101

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

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Description

This list entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 12/01/2021 to update the name and reformat the text to current standards

SK 0643-0743
12/106

FARLEY C.P.
ALTON PARK
Fountain, terrace walls, steps, lions, urns and sundial approximately 27 metres south of The Orangery

(Formerly listed as Fountain, terrace walls, steps, lions, urns and sundial approximately 30 yards south of The Orangery)

GV
II
Fountain, walls, steps, lions, urns and sundial. Early C19. Ashlar. Two terrace walls, each approximately 46 metres long; the northern wall is bowed towards the south on each side of a central recess containing a fountain in the form of a staircase with a solid balustrade stepped upwards to the terrace wall, the ends are scrolled and surmounted by a pair of busts, three urns adorn the steps, central fountain head with scalloped shell motif above a shelf with antefixae; the southern wall is surmounted by six urns, roughly central steps flanked by a pair of crouching lions; between the two walls is a central sundial with square plan stepped base, bulbous pedestal moulded neck and square oversailing cap carrying copper gnomon.

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. Included for group value.

Listing NGR: SK0749043365

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