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Terraces, Steps and Parterre Kerbs at Merevale Hall

A Grade II Listed Building in Merevale, Warwickshire

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Latitude: 52.5736 / 52°34'25"N

Longitude: -1.5652 / 1°33'54"W

OS Eastings: 429562

OS Northings: 297400

OS Grid: SP295974

Mapcode National: GBR 5HP.M3L

Mapcode Global: WHCHC.XKTV

Plus Code: 9C4WHCFM+FW

Entry Name: Terraces, Steps and Parterre Kerbs at Merevale Hall

Listing Date: 30 March 1988

Grade: II

Source: Historic England

Source ID: 1365175

English Heritage Legacy ID: 309224

Location: Merevale Hall, North Warwickshire, Warwickshire, CV9

County: Warwickshire

District: North Warwickshire

Civil Parish: Merevale

Traditional County: Warwickshire

Lieutenancy Area (Ceremonial County): Warwickshire

Church of England Parish: Merevale with Bentley

Church of England Diocese: Birmingham

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1/131 Terraces, steps and parterre
kerbs at Merevale Hall
Terraces, steps and kerbs of parterre beds. The terraces to the north-east and
with staircase to the north-west were probably designed by Edward Blore or Henry
Clutton in the 1840s. The terrace, steps and 2 parterres to the south-east were
laid out by W.A. Nesfield c.1850. Sandstone ashlar. South-east terrace of 8 bays
has stone pedestals between each bay, supporting white stone vases with handles
on paired bearded heads and fluted stems; they were purchased from Drayton
Manor, Staffordshire c.1926. Fifth bay has a flight of steps, pedestals with
cartouches and 2 vases to each side. 2 parterre beds elaborate design on the
terrace have stone kerbs. All this forms part of a formal layout designed by
W.A. Nesfield, c.1850. Terraces to north-east and west have high retaining walls
and coped parapets. North-east side has outer staircase with Elizabethan style
arcaded balustrade. North-west side has lower central section with another
Drayton Manor vase to left and right.
(Merevale gardens are included in HBMCE Register of Parks and Gardens at grade
II; Mark Girouard: The Victorian Country House, p66)

Listing NGR: SP2956297400

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