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Garden Walls, Towers and Grotto About 100 Metres South South West of the Old Rectory

A Grade II Listed Building in Claydon, Suffolk

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Latitude: 52.105 / 52°6'18"N

Longitude: 1.1197 / 1°7'10"E

OS Eastings: 613741

OS Northings: 249777

OS Grid: TM137497

Mapcode National: GBR TM2.V7P

Mapcode Global: VHLBL.CC84

Plus Code: 9F434449+2V

Entry Name: Garden Walls, Towers and Grotto About 100 Metres South South West of the Old Rectory

Listing Date: 25 January 1993

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1262545

English Heritage Legacy ID: 434326

Location: Claydon, Mid Suffolk, Suffolk, IP6

County: Suffolk

Civil Parish: Claydon

Built-Up Area: Claydon

Traditional County: Suffolk

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Suffolk

Church of England Parish: Claydon and Barham St Mary and St Peter

Church of England Diocese: St.Edmundsbury and Ipswich

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The following building shall be added to the list:-
TM 14 NW
Garden walls, towers and
7/10000 grotto about 100m SSW of
The Old Rectory
Garden walls, towers and grotto. Circa mid C19 for the Rev George
Drury. Flint and brick with stone dressings; plain tile pyramidal
tower roofs. High walls around an approximately rectangular
garden enclosure, projecting on the NE corner and with a tower
on the SE corner, another tower and polygonal spur-wall on the
NW corner and an underground grotto (now filled in) immediately
to the SW. The walls have buttresses and a polygonal turret on
the SW corner; the east wall has a moulded 4-centre arch doorway
with flanking buttress and ball finials on the raised parapet
above; doorway on S side has hoodmould and moulded pointed arch
doorway in NW spur-wall with flanking depressed 2-centred arches.
The towers have long-and-short quoins, the NW with Saxon-type
window and pigeon holes under eaves, the taller SE tower has
mullion transom window and band of flint and stone chequerwork
under eaves and wrought iron weathervane at apex of roof. Inner
sides of the garden walls are partly faced in random brick on
edge. Shaped tile coping. The underground grotto to the SW is
lined in shellwork and appears to be earlier than 1850 (Pevsner).
Some of the material is said to have come from the transepts and
chancel (demolished 1852) of Claydon church.
Note: Drury was a Tractarian. He reputedly built the garden as
a Biblical allegory.
Source: Buildings of England p170.

Listing NGR: TM1374149777

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