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Latitude: 52.3676 / 52°22'3"N
Longitude: -2.8163 / 2°48'58"W
OS Eastings: 344516
OS Northings: 274703
OS Grid: SO445747
Mapcode National: GBR BF.RZ7H
Mapcode Global: VH76M.4RHD
Entry Name: South Terrace Wall at Downton Castle
Listing Date: 11 May 1987
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1081763
English Heritage Legacy ID: 150200
Location: Downton, County of Herefordshire, SY8
Civil Parish: Downton
Traditional County: Herefordshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Herefordshire
Church of England Parish: Wigmore Abbey
Church of England Diocese: Hereford
SO 47 SW
3/21 South terrace wall
at Downton Castle
South terrace wall. Late C18 by Richard Payne Knight. Sandstone ashlar.
Varies up to about 15 feet high (depending upon ground level) with battered
sides to south and embattled parapet with loopholes in merlons and ridge
coping. Approximately 200 yards long. It has a central semi-circular
buttressed projection together with other irregularly shaped projections at
each end, that at the western end incorporating a gateway. It is also
interrupted at irregular intervals by square and circular turrets. The
south terrace was designed by Payne Knight to extend and enhance the setting
of Downton Castle in a landscape that was left in a wild and natural state.
He was opposed to the gentle, contrived landscapes of Capability Brown,
claiming a greater respect for nature in its raw state. (Country Life,
XLii 60, p 36-42; BoE, p l17-8)J
Listing NGR: SO4451074700
This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.
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