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Latitude: 52.8198 / 52°49'11"N
Longitude: -1.4192 / 1°25'9"W
OS Eastings: 439236
OS Northings: 324854
OS Grid: SK392248
Mapcode National: GBR 6G9.802
Mapcode Global: WHDHF.5DF3
Entry Name: Covered Seat to East of Fountain Pond in Melbourne Hall Gardens
Listing Date: 10 November 1967
Last Amended: 11 March 1987
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1096377
English Heritage Legacy ID: 83066
Location: Melbourne, South Derbyshire, Derbyshire, DE73
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
SK 38/3925 PARISH OF MELBOURNE CHURCH CLOSE
6/81 (East Side)
10.11.67 Covered Seat to East of
Fountain Pond in
Melbourne Hall Gardens
(formerly listed with
the matching seat as
'Two Alcoves in grounds
of Melbourne Hall')
Covered garden seat. c1704 with later repairs. Erected as part
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 timber. Curved timber bench on turned legs fitted into an
apsidal structure with stuccoed segmental brick wall covered by
domed lead roof, with simple panelled timber jambs and segmental
cornice with raised keystone. Built as a pair to similar seat
to west. Included in the Derbyshire Historic Gardens Register
at Grade I. See item 6/63 for sources.
Listing NGR: SK3923624854
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