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Retaining Wall, Steps and Urns Extending Approximately 80 Metres from South to East Front of Drayton House

A Grade II* Listed Building in Lowick, Northamptonshire

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Latitude: 52.4102 / 52°24'36"N

Longitude: -0.5846 / 0°35'4"W

OS Eastings: 496375

OS Northings: 280078

OS Grid: SP963800

Mapcode National: GBR DX6.WJ0

Mapcode Global: VHFNT.TP95

Entry Name: Retaining Wall, Steps and Urns Extending Approximately 80 Metres from South to East Front of Drayton House

Listing Date: 31 July 1987

Grade: II*

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1040299

English Heritage Legacy ID: 232515

Location: Lowick, East Northamptonshire, Northamptonshire, NN14

County: Northamptonshire

District: East Northamptonshire

Civil Parish: Lowick

Traditional County: Northamptonshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Northamptonshire

Church of England Parish: Lowick St Peter

Church of England Diocese: Peterborough

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Listing Text


12/81 Retaining wall, steps and
urns extending approx. 80m.
from S to E front of Drayton


Retaining wall, steps and urns. Probably late C16 for the third Lord Mordaunt,
early C18 urns probably by J. Van Nost. Squared coursed limestone wall with
small lead urns mounted on ashlar parapet. Flight of semi-circular steps, at
west end, flanked by square piers surmounted by closed lead urns. Originally
probably the southern boundary of the main parterre on the east side of Drayton
House (q.v.).
(Gardens included in HBMCE Register of Parks and Gardens at grade I.
Cornforth, J., Country Life, 20th May, 1965, p.1216; Buildings of England:
Northamptonshire, p.189; Jackson-Stops G, Drayton House, 1978).

Listing NGR: SP9637580078

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