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The north terrace, retaining wall and central steps, to Montacute House

A Grade II Listed Building in Montacute, Somerset

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Latitude: 50.952 / 50°57'7"N

Longitude: -2.7135 / 2°42'48"W

OS Eastings: 349977

OS Northings: 117193

OS Grid: ST499171

Mapcode National: GBR MK.NBCQ

Mapcode Global: FRA 566L.GPB

Plus Code: 9C2VX72P+QJ

Entry Name: The north terrace, retaining wall and central steps, to Montacute House

Listing Date: 27 October 1987

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1252022

English Heritage Legacy ID: 434947

Location: Montacute, South Somerset, Somerset, TA15

County: Somerset

Civil Parish: Montacute

Built-Up Area: Montacute

Traditional County: Somerset

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Somerset

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Listing Text

ST4917 MONTACUTE CP THE BOROUGH (North side, off)
7/125 The north terrace, retaining wall
and central steps, to Montacute
Terrace between house and sunken garden. C16, modified C19. Ham stone ashlar. The retaining wall about 7 metres north
of house, and about 80 metres long: very deep plinth on north side, solid low walls with moulded copings, with square
piers at intervals on which are set a variety of urn and vase finials, of which the largest flank the central
staircase, 9 steps down into garden, flanked by solid side walls ending with piers having vase finials: lengths of
matching walling at east end of terrace, and also to the north end of the north garden, with obelisk finials.
(Girouard, M and others, Montacute House, National Trust, 1985).

Listing NGR: ST4998017194

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

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