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Latitude: 53.9999 / 53°59'59"N
Longitude: -2.096 / 2°5'45"W
OS Eastings: 393806
OS Northings: 455990
OS Grid: SD938559
Mapcode National: GBR FQT5.0W
Mapcode Global: WHB70.SQ3G
Entry Name: Terrace Wall of Eshton Hall
Listing Date: 31 May 1989
Last Amended: 4 November 2011
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1132082
English Heritage Legacy ID: 324925
Location: Eshton, Craven, North Yorkshire, BD23
County: North Yorkshire
Civil Parish: Eshton
Traditional County: Yorkshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): North Yorkshire
Church of England Parish: Gargrave St Andrew
Church of England Diocese: Leeds
Retaining wall to south-east terrace of Eshton Hall.
Retaining wall to the terrace on the south east side of Eshton Hall. 1825-7 by George Webster of Kendal for Matthew Wilson.
MATERIALS: Dressed stone with ashlar piers and coping.
Eshton Hall, a country house designed by George Webster of Kendal for Matthew Wilson in 1825-7 was one of the earliest examples of Elizabethan revival architecture to be fully realised nationally and is listed grade II*. The terrace wall, which defines the terrace in front of the main elevation of the hall, separating it from the parkland that extends down hill to the east, is considered to be part of the overall design of the hall in its landscape setting. Functionally it acts as barrier to livestock grazing the park whilst not interrupting the view from the Hall south and eastwards. The terrace wall is punctuated with ashlar piers, some of which were topped by urns in 1989 when the wall was listed grade II. However photographs from the 1950s show that these urns were a later C20 addition which were removed sometime between 1997 and 2002.
* Design: As part of Webster's overall design of the Hall, defining the terrace upon which the Hall is constructed, separating it from the grazed parkland to the south east whilst not interrupting the view;
* Group Value: with the Grade II* listed Eshton Hall and the other associated Grade II listed ancillary structures such as the gates to the drive.
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