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Sunken Garden Terrace at Apethorpe Palace

A Grade II Listed Building in Apethorpe, Northamptonshire

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Coordinates

Latitude: 52.5459 / 52°32'45"N

Longitude: -0.4922 / 0°29'31"W

OS Eastings: 502346

OS Northings: 295299

OS Grid: TL023952

Mapcode National: GBR FX3.8F1

Mapcode Global: VHFN9.F85M

Entry Name: Sunken Garden Terrace at Apethorpe Palace

Listing Date: 25 January 2001

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1271466

English Heritage Legacy ID: 487539

Location: Apethorpe, East Northamptonshire, Northamptonshire, PE8

County: Northamptonshire

District: East Northamptonshire

Civil Parish: Apethorpe

Traditional County: Northamptonshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Northamptonshire

Church of England Parish: Apethorpe St Leonard

Church of England Diocese: Peterborough

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Listing Text

This list entry was subject to a minor amendment on 03/02/2015.

APETHORPE

TL0295 APETHORPE PARK
1745/18/10010 Sunken Garden Terrace at Apethorpe Palace
25-JAN-01

GV II

Raised terrace incorporating walls, balustrade and sets of steps. c.1905. By Sir Reginald Blomfield for Lord Brassey. Ashlar and coursed squared rubblestone. The raised terrace surrounds and forms the sunken garden and has rubblestone retaining walls surmounted by a balustrade in simplified Renaissance style formed of open diamonds and rectangles between piers. In the centre of the four sides are sets of curved steps with piers at the sides. Ball finials surmount those to east and west. Paved paths here link to the outer edges where there are further steps on the west side and steps and retaining walls on the north and east sides. In the centre of the garden formed by the terrace is the Pond (qv). With this and the other items at Apethorpe surrounding the house the Sunken Garden forms a significant group.
The gardens at Apethorpe are included in the English Heritage Register of Parks and Gardens at Grade II.


Listing NGR: TL0234695299

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