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Latitude: 53.2588 / 53°15'31"N
Longitude: -1.9138 / 1°54'49"W
OS Eastings: 405847
OS Northings: 373537
OS Grid: SK058735
Mapcode National: GBR HZ2R.GJ
Mapcode Global: WHBBS.KCW2
Entry Name: 12 Stone Urns and Linking Walls and Steps
Listing Date: 4 December 1990
Source: Historic England
Source ID: 1257871
English Heritage Legacy ID: 463342
Location: High Peak, Derbyshire, SK17
District: High Peak
Town: High Peak
Electoral Ward/Division: Buxton Central
Built-Up Area: Buxton
Traditional County: Derbyshire
Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Derbyshire
Church of England Parish: Buxton with Burbage and King Sterndale
Church of England Diocese: Derby
SK0573NE THE CRESCENT
616-1/3/82 (South side)
04/12/90 12 Stone Urns and linking walls and
Twelve stone urns on plinths with linking walls and steps.
1753, 1818, 1859 and restored 1994. Urns carved probably by
Robert Parsons of Bath for Lord Burlington at Londesborough
Hall, Yorkshire and brought to Buxton by the 6th Duke of
Devonshire and placed here as part of Sir Jeffrey Wyatville's
landscaping of The Slopes in 1818, and altered 1859 by Sir
Joseph Paxton. Limestone urns set on gritstone plinths with
gritstone walls and steps.
Urns with pedestals, the lower part of the bowls decorated
with leaves the tops with a continuous Vitruvian scroll frieze
below a Greek key frieze, topped with circular caps decorated
with leaves. Three tiers of low quadrant terrace wall linked
by lower walls and steps. Lower terrace wall linked by 4 sets
of steps with attendant urn in shallow recesses.
Middle terrace has 2 urns flanking central steps and 2
occupying shallow recesses as terminals. Top terrace has 2
urns flanking steps leading to central platform with War
Memorial (qv), and 2 urns as terminals.
Together the urns walls and steps form an important piece of
landscaping opposite John Carr's The Crescent.
(Strutt Prints: Engraving of the New Promenade Walks.: Buxton
(IB 33): ZSP 1/32/6.).
Listing NGR: SK0584773537
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