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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
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1037875
English Heritage Legacy ID: 275101
Location: Farley, Staffordshire Moorlands, Staffordshire, ST10
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
This list entry was subject to a Minor Amendment on 12/01/2021 to update the name and reformat the text to current standards
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)
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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