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Rockery Adjacent to Reeth Cottage

A Grade II Listed Building in Aysgarth, North Yorkshire

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Latitude: 54.2911 / 54°17'28"N

Longitude: -1.9983 / 1°59'54"W

OS Eastings: 400205

OS Northings: 488387

OS Grid: SE002883

Mapcode National: GBR GLHT.5J

Mapcode Global: WHB5Q.8DNQ

Entry Name: Rockery Adjacent to Reeth Cottage

Listing Date: 4 February 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1131982

English Heritage Legacy ID: 323211

Location: Aysgarth, Richmondshire, North Yorkshire, DL8

County: North Yorkshire

District: Richmondshire

Civil Parish: Aysgarth

Traditional County: Yorkshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): North Yorkshire

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Listing Text

SE 08 NW
15/100 (South Side)

Rockery adjacent
II to Reeth Cottage

Rockery in walled enclosure 1906-14. By Messrs. Backhouse of York for Mr
F S Graham. Rockery of limestone blocks; enclosure wall of rubblestone with
cast-iron railings. Rockery comprises lumps of limestone placed in picturesque
mounds with narrow paths between. Enclosure approx. 14 x 42 metres, has quoins,
flat coping to return walls which ramp up hill-slope and triangular-sectioned
coping to low front wall which is broken by gate with round-topped monolithic
gate piers and is surmounted by hooped and bud-finialled railings, the gate
being similar. On right return, rockery breaks through enclosure wall. Attached
lean-to's not of special interest.

The rockery stones are reported to have been brought to this site from a field
just to the west of the village. The builders, James Backhouse and Son, were
well known rockery builders and alpine nurserymen from the late 1850s. ( The
rockery houses a large and varied collection of alpine plants which is not cover-
ed by the listing.)

Listing NGR: SE0020588387

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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