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Summerhouse and Retaining Wall and Urns to Terrace South of the Conservatory

A Grade II Listed Building in Farley, Staffordshire

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Latitude: 52.9873 / 52°59'14"N

Longitude: -1.8901 / 1°53'24"W

OS Eastings: 407471

OS Northings: 343338

OS Grid: SK074433

Mapcode National: GBR 37K.NY7

Mapcode Global: WHBD4.Y53P

Entry Name: Summerhouse and Retaining Wall and Urns to Terrace South of the Conservatory

Listing Date: 3 January 1967

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1037877

English Heritage Legacy ID: 275107

Location: Farley, Staffordshire Moorlands, Staffordshire, ST10

County: Staffordshire

District: Staffordshire Moorlands

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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Listing Text


12/112 Summerhouse, and retaining
3/1/67 wall and urns to terrace
south of the conservatory
Formerly listed as "Small
Temple near Greenhouse")
Summerhouse, grotto, wall and urns. Early C19. Ashlar. Circular
summernouse to the east end of the terrace facing west. One storey;
3 open bays with Tuscan columns and pilasters; heavy cornice to moulded
ashlar dome with pineapple finial. The east side has a round-headed
window flanked by Tuscan pilasters. An approximately 250 yard length
of retaining wall is interspersed by panelled piers and is surmounted by
a flat coping and urns, at its east end is a grotto immediately beneath
the summerhouse.Towards the centre is a segmental arched recess, and a
doorway leading to a small chamber beneath the terrace, the western part
of the wall climbs up towards the west in a series of ramped steps.
This item forms part of the important garden layout at Alton Towers (q.v.)
which is included at Grade I on the HBMC Garden Register.

Listing NGR: SK0747143338

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