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Latitude: 52.222 / 52°13'19"N
Longitude: -0.7369 / 0°44'12"W
OS Eastings: 486378
OS Northings: 258950
OS Grid: SP863589
Mapcode National: GBR CY0.LHT
Mapcode Global: VHDS8.5DSZ
Plus Code: 9C4X67C7+R6
Entry Name: Archway House or Birmingham Houses and Attached Walls
Listing Date: 6 September 1988
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1189816
English Heritage Legacy ID: 235432
Location: Castle Ashby, South Northamptonshire, Northamptonshire, NN7
Civil Parish: Castle Ashby
Traditional County: Northamptonshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Northamptonshire
Church of England Parish: Castle Ashby St Mary Magdalene
Church of England Diocese: Peterborough
CASTLE ASHBY CASTLE ASHBY PARK
6/32 Archway House or Birmingham
Houses and attached walls
Greenhouses and garden feature. c.1873 by Sir Matthew Digby Wyatt. The cast iron
frame by Clarke and Hope of Birmingham 1868. Limestone ashlar, cast-iron and
glass; lead and glass roofs. Pair of rectangular greenhouses flanking triumphal
arch. Italianate style. Tall central triumphal arch, round-headed with keyblock,
and supported by Corinthian columns with full entablature. Panelled piers either
side and flanking arch; plain frieze and moulded cornice. Lower greenhouse wings
have 4-bay loggias to north, facing Palm House (q.v.), separated from
greenhouses by spine walls, and with round-arched arcades. Greenhouses each have
6 glazed bays to south with pilasters to piers, 3 bays deep, with similar
glazing to sides and central double-leaf glazed doors; balustraded parapets.
East loggia has external stone spiral staircase to east end giving access to
lead roofs. Both wings have attached walls separating loggias from greenhouse
sides, that to west pierced by round-headed archways. Interior: triple-span
glazed roofs to greenhouse supported by circular cast-iron columns with lotus
capitals. Triumphal arch stands on central axis of Italian Garden.
(Castle Ashby park and gardens are included in HBMC Register of Parks and
Gardens for Northamptonshire at Grade I)
(Buildings of England: Northamptonshire: 1973, pi45)
Listing NGR: SP8637858950
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