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Walls Steps and Gazebos to South West of Forecourt at Harlaxton Manor

A Grade I Listed Building in Harlaxton, Lincolnshire

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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

Grade: I

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1187969

English Heritage Legacy ID: 382972

Location: Harlaxton, South Kesteven, Lincolnshire, NG32

County: Lincolnshire

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

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Listing Text

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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