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The Lion Court, Walled Gardens and Lion Gate to North East of Ditchley House

A Grade II Listed Building in Spelsbury, Oxfordshire

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Latitude: 51.8883 / 51°53'17"N

Longitude: -1.4335 / 1°26'0"W

OS Eastings: 439087

OS Northings: 221237

OS Grid: SP390212

Mapcode National: GBR 6TH.JF3

Mapcode Global: VHBZJ.3SKS

Entry Name: The Lion Court, Walled Gardens and Lion Gate to North East of Ditchley House

Listing Date: 30 August 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1251423

English Heritage Legacy ID: 434121

Location: Spelsbury, West Oxfordshire, Oxfordshire, OX7

County: Oxfordshire

District: West Oxfordshire

Civil Parish: Spelsbury

Traditional County: Oxfordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Oxfordshire

Church of England Parish: Enstone

Church of England Diocese: Oxford

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Listing Text

18/167 The Lion Court, walled gardens
and Lion Gate to NE of
Ditchley House


Courtyard walls, walled gardens and entrance gates. Probably c.1722 by James
Gibbs for the 2nd Earl of Litchfield, possibly restored early C20. Coursed
squared limestone with flat ashlar copings. High walls extend north-eastwards
from the garden front and north pavilion of Ditchley House (q.v.) to 2
rectangular walled gardens, between which are the ashlar piers of the Lion Gate,
with moulded caps and standing lions holding cartouches of the Royal Arms.
Wrought-iron gates with scrolled lock rails are probably C18, but piers are
inscribed 1914. Sides of walled gardens have central doorways now mostly built
(Ditchley Park is included in the English Heritage Historic Gardens Register at
Grade II*)

Listing NGR: SP3908721237

This text is from the original listing, and may not necessarily reflect the current setting of the building.

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