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South Terrace Wall at Downton Castle

A Grade II Listed Building in Downton, County of Herefordshire

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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

Plus Code: 9C4V959M+2F

Entry Name: South Terrace Wall at Downton Castle

Listing Date: 11 May 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1081763

English Heritage Legacy ID: 150200

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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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

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