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Walls, Gatepiers and Steps Defining the North and East Sides of the Terraced Gardens South East of the Conservatory

A Grade II Listed Building in Farley, Staffordshire

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Latitude: 52.9874 / 52°59'14"N

Longitude: -1.8881 / 1°53'17"W

OS Eastings: 407611

OS Northings: 343344

OS Grid: SK076433

Mapcode National: GBR 37K.PGZ

Mapcode Global: WHBD4.Z52M

Plus Code: 9C4WX4P6+XQ

Entry Name: Walls, Gatepiers and Steps Defining the North and East Sides of the Terraced Gardens South East of the Conservatory

Listing Date: 3 January 1967

Last Amended: 17 November 1986

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1286814

English Heritage Legacy ID: 275108

Location: Farley, Staffordshire Moorlands, Staffordshire, ST10

County: Staffordshire

Civil Parish: Farley

Built-Up Area: Alton Park

Traditional County: Staffordshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Staffordshire

Church of England Parish: Alton St Peter

Church of England Diocese: Lichfield

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12/113 Walls, gatepiers and steps
defining the north and east
sides of the terraced gardens
south-east of The Conservatory.
(Formerly listed as "Garden wall")
Walls, gatepiers and steps. Early C19. Ashlar with edged herringbone
tooling and smooth faced ashlar coping and piers. Wall lengths of
approximately 50 yards to the north and 30 yards to the east with gate
piers situated to the north-east at the junction of the 2 walls and the
steps to the west end of the north wall. The north wall has a lobed top
with a pedestal for a former statue between each lobe. The gatepiers are
of square section with panelled sides and are each surmounted by a
statuette of a crouching lion. The east wall is ramped down the hillside
from the southern gate pier and incorporates an oval openwork motif with
tracery in the form of radiating spokes. This item forms part of the
important garden layout at Alton Towers (q.v.) which is included at Grade I
on the HBMC Gardens Register.

Listing NGR: SK0761143344

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