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Knucklebone Arbour

A Grade II Listed Building in Castle Ashby, West Northamptonshire

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Latitude: 52.2216 / 52°13'17"N

Longitude: -0.729 / 0°43'44"W

OS Eastings: 486917

OS Northings: 258916

OS Grid: SP869589

Mapcode National: GBR CY0.NHY

Mapcode Global: VHDS8.9FY8

Plus Code: 9C4X67CC+J9

Entry Name: Knucklebone Arbour

Listing Date: 6 September 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1041612

English Heritage Legacy ID: 235446

Location: Castle Ashby, West Northamptonshire, Northamptonshire, NN7

County: West Northamptonshire

Civil Parish: Castle Ashby

Traditional County: Northamptonshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Northamptonshire

Church of England Parish: Castle Ashby St Mary Magdalene

Church of England Diocese: Peterborough

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6/46 Knucklebone Arbour


Garden building. Mid/late C18. Timber with stepped conical thatch roof.
Circular. The arbour takes the form of a small rustic rotunda with slender
circular posts covered with bark to give an effect of fluting, with plain bases
and bark capitals and frieze. One half is open, the other half has split trunk
rustic planks between posts and low semi-circular bench within. Patterned floor
of pebbles and sheep's 'knuckle-bones'. Overhanging eaves. The arbour looks out
across the park back towards Castle Ashby and is approached by a walk through
the boundary plantation, separated from park by a ha-ha. It probably forms part
of Capability Brown's improvements to park and garden.
(Castle Ashby park and gardens are included in HBMC Register of Parks and
Gardens for Northamptonshire at Grade I)

Listing NGR: SP8691758916

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