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RETAINING WALL, STEPS AND URNS EXTENDING APPROXIMATELY 80 METRES FROM SOUTH TO EAST FRONT OF DRAYTON HOUSE

List Entry Summary

This building is listed under the Planning (Listed Buildings and Conservation Areas) Act 1990 as amended for its special architectural or historic interest.

Name: RETAINING WALL, STEPS AND URNS EXTENDING APPROXIMATELY 80 METRES FROM SOUTH TO EAST FRONT OF DRAYTON HOUSE

List entry Number: 1040299

Location

RETAINING WALL, STEPS AND URNS EXTENDING APPROXIMATELY 80 METRES FROM SOUTH TO EAST FRONT OF DRAYTON HOUSE

The building may lie within the boundary of more than one authority.

County: Northamptonshire

District: East Northamptonshire

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Lowick

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 31-Jul-1987

Date of most recent amendment: Not applicable to this List entry.

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 232515

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Details

SP9680 LOWICK DRAYTON PARK

12/81 Retaining wall, steps and urns extending approx. 80m. from S to E front of Drayton House

GV II*

Retaining wall, steps and urns. Probably late C16 for the third Lord Mordaunt, early C18 urns probably by J. Van Nost. Squared coursed limestone wall with small lead urns mounted on ashlar parapet. Flight of semi-circular steps, at west end, flanked by square piers surmounted by closed lead urns. Originally probably the southern boundary of the main parterre on the east side of Drayton House (q.v.). (Gardens included in HBMCE Register of Parks and Gardens at grade I. Cornforth, J., Country Life, 20th May, 1965, p.1216; Buildings of England: Northamptonshire, p.189; Jackson-Stops G, Drayton House, 1978).

Listing NGR: SP9637580078

Selected Sources

Books and journals
Jackson Stops, G, Drayton House, (1978)
Pevsner, N, The Buildings of England: Northamptonshire, (1961), 189
'Country Life' in 20 May, (1965), 1216
Other
Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in England, Part 30 Northamptonshire,

National Grid Reference: SP 96375 80078

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