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Latitude: 52.8805 / 52°52'49"N
Longitude: -0.6719 / 0°40'18"W
OS Eastings: 489475
OS Northings: 332278
OS Grid: SK894322
Mapcode National: GBR DQG.JXL
Mapcode Global: WHGKN.NV8L
Entry Name: Walls Steps and Gazebos to South West of Forecourt at Harlaxton Manor
Listing Date: 24 September 1979
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1187969
English Heritage Legacy ID: 382972
Location: Harlaxton, South Kesteven, Lincolnshire, NG32
District: South Kesteven
Civil Parish: Harlaxton
Traditional County: Lincolnshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Lincolnshire
Church of England Parish: Harlaxton St Mary and St Peter
Church of England Diocese: Lincoln
SK8932 GRANTHAM ROAD
1315-0/15/165 (East side (off))
24/09/79 Walls, steps and gazebos to
south-west of forecourt at Harlaxton
Terrace and garden walls, steps and gazebos. c1838-1854.
Probably by William Burn for Gregory Gregory. Ashlar, with
sculptures in Coade stone. Renaissance Revival style.
The terrace wall forming the south west side of the forecourt
has a short flight of steps flanked by pedestals topped with
lions, leading to a square platform with balustrade walls and
strapwotk pedestals topped with urns. From the platform, a
polygonal staircase rises between balustrades with strapwork
pedestals and urns to a gateway with wrought-iron gates.
Square gatepiers with rusticated corner pilasters, topped with
figures of children and dogs. On either side, terrace wall
with plain coping and intermediate pedestals with moulded flat
caps topped with urns.
Buttressed north west terrace wall has at each end a raised
section with pilasters and volutes, then a gazebo. Blocked
door to right. Square gazebos, single storey plus basement,
have slated square ogee domes topped with finials. Stepped
angle buttresses, cornice, corner pedestals with finials, and
blind dormers with rusticated round arches and finials. On 3
sides, an unglazed 12-light cross mullioned window. On the
inner side, a similar window with a doorcase set before it,
with a moulded lintel, half-round pediment and 3 finials.
South west side has an off-centre viewing point flanked by
massive volutes, and to its left, a triple gateway with
wrought-iron gates and overthrow, and square piers with
cornices. South east side has a low screen wall with openings
and 2 pairs of steps. Round arched blind arcade, moulded
coping and pedestals with ball finials.
This building appears within Harlaxton Manor Gardens which are
on the Gardens Register at grade II*.
(The Buildings of England: Pevsner N, Harris J & Antram N:
Lincolnshire: London: 1964-1989: 363-367).
Listing NGR: SK8947532277
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