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Retaining Wall About 75 Yards South of Downton Castle

A Grade II Listed Building in Downton, County of Herefordshire

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Latitude: 52.3671 / 52°22'1"N

Longitude: -2.8163 / 2°48'58"W

OS Eastings: 344515

OS Northings: 274654

OS Grid: SO445746

Mapcode National: GBR BF.RZ7N

Mapcode Global: VH76M.4RHR

Plus Code: 9C4V958M+RF

Entry Name: Retaining Wall About 75 Yards South of Downton Castle

Listing Date: 11 May 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1081762

English Heritage Legacy ID: 150199

Location: Downton Castle, County of Herefordshire, SY8

County: County of Herefordshire

Civil Parish: Downton

Traditional County: Herefordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Herefordshire

Church of England Parish: Wigmore Abbey

Church of England Diocese: Hereford

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Retaining wall about 75 yards south of Downton Castle


Retaining wall. Late C18. Coursed sandstone rubble with ashlar dressings.
About ten feet high and about 300 yards long and having pinnacled buttresses
with offsets at about ten yard intervals along its length. It begins to the
north-east of the south terrace wall (qv) and inscribes an arc with a straight
100 yard stretch running south-west at its south-west end. The retaining wall
was designed to make an important structural and aesthetic contribution to the
construction of the south terrace.

Listing NGR: SO4451574654

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