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Retaining Wall, Steps and Urns Extending Approximately 80 Metres from North of East Front of Drayton House

A Grade II Listed Building in Lowick, Northamptonshire

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Latitude: 52.4106 / 52°24'37"N

Longitude: -0.5854 / 0°35'7"W

OS Eastings: 496318

OS Northings: 280113

OS Grid: SP963801

Mapcode National: GBR DX6.W9G

Mapcode Global: VHFNT.SNWY

Entry Name: Retaining Wall, Steps and Urns Extending Approximately 80 Metres from North of East Front of Drayton House

Listing Date: 31 July 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1192143

English Heritage Legacy ID: 232514

Location: Lowick, East Northamptonshire, Northamptonshire, NN14

County: Northamptonshire

District: East Northamptonshire

Civil Parish: Lowick

Traditional County: Northamptonshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Northamptonshire

Church of England Parish: Lowick St Peter

Church of England Diocese: Peterborough

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Listing Text


12/80 Retaining wall, steps and
urns extending approx. 80m.
from N of E front of Drayton


Retaining wall, steps and urns. Probably late Cl6 origins with early C18 urns
probably by J. Van Nost. Squared coursed limestone wall with ashlar parapet.
Flights of steps to either end of walls. Those at east end are flanked by 4,
closed, lead urns. Originally probably the northern boundary of the main
parterre on the east side of Drayton House (q.v.).
(Gardens included in HBMCE Register of Parks and Gardens at grade I.
Cornforth, J., Country Life, 20th May, 1965, p.1216; Buildings of England:
Northamptonshire, p.189; Jackson-Stops G, Drayton House, l978).

Listing NGR: SP9631880113

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