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The Birdcage Arbour in Melbourne Hall Gardens

A Grade I Listed Building in Melbourne, Derbyshire

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Latitude: 52.821 / 52°49'15"N

Longitude: -1.4194 / 1°25'10"W

OS Eastings: 439219

OS Northings: 324985

OS Grid: SK392249

Mapcode National: GBR 6G9.1ZC

Mapcode Global: WHDHF.5CB6

Entry Name: The Birdcage Arbour in Melbourne Hall Gardens

Listing Date: 10 November 1967

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1096375

English Heritage Legacy ID: 83064

Location: Melbourne, South Derbyshire, Derbyshire, DE73

County: Derbyshire

District: South Derbyshire

Civil Parish: Melbourne

Traditional County: Derbyshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Derbyshire

Church of England Parish: Melbourne St Michael

Church of England Diocese: Derby

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Listing Text

6/79 (East Side)
10.11.67 The Birdcage Arbour in
Melbourne Hall
Garden pavilion. c1705-10 by Robert Bakewell. Erected as the
centre piece of a French style garden designed by Royal
Gardeners to Queen Anne, London and Wise, for Thomas Coke of
Melbourne Hall, with work carried out by William Cooke of
Walcot. Stuccoed brick and wrought iron. Unique cage-like
structure of elaborate workmanship with open domed roof and open
cupola over, also with small room behind with leaded roof.
Flight of five stone steps lead up to the arbour which has an
advanced doorcase flanked by elaborate panels of decorative
ironwork with scrolls and foliage. Similar panels to sides of
the Birdcage and above is the domed roof with iron oak leaves
intertwining with scrolled panels. Similar treatment to cupola
which is surmounted by a tall finial. Small room behind has a
large segmental arch, into the Birdcage, with moulded keystone.
Inside it has a fitted bench with turned legs. Included in the
Derbyshire Historic Gardens Register at Grade I. See item 6/63
for sources. Also Country Life Jan 23, 1975, Pg 228.

Listing NGR: SK3921924985

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