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SUNKEN GARDEN ON SOUTH OF WEST WING OF MARSH COURT

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: SUNKEN GARDEN ON SOUTH OF WEST WING OF MARSH COURT

List entry Number: 1093807

Location

SUNKEN GARDEN ON SOUTH OF WEST WING OF MARSH COURT

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

County: Hampshire

District: Test Valley

District Type: District Authority

Parish: Kings Somborne

National Park: Not applicable to this List entry.

Grade: II*

Date first listed: 07-Feb-1986

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

Legacy System Information

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Legacy System: LBS

UID: 140755

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History

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Details

KINGS SOMBORNE MARSHCOURT SU 3533 13/8 Sunken Garden on S of W wing of Marsh Court GV II* Sunken garden. 1901-5 by E L Lutyens. Stone steps with flint and stone risers, surrounding wall brick (except end of flint and stone), with stone piers and balustraded parapet. In front of W end of S front, which has an exposed basement overlooking garden, with walls running S from SW corners of house and projecting 5 bay some 20m, joined at S end by 10m long wall pierced by gateway with steps up to it. In centre,pool 2m by 8m having dolphin fountain in centre and all round a step below surface of water and 4 steps above up to walkway. Below walkway at corners and third intervals small flower beds containing fountain heads. Above walkway low wall around flower beds on sides and retaining lawn against house. Halfway along sides, cutting beds, flight of 3 steps to lead tanks inscribed '1904 HJ' on tile piers, tank missing on one side. Above each, fountain which poured into narrow conduit cut in steps down to pond. Walls on each side have stone piers every 2m with stone balustraded parapet running along top. S end has 3 steps up to level of beds on sides then 6 semi-circular steps up to gateway in wall of stone and flint with similar detail to side walls. Gatepiers moulded with moulded offset base and head.

Listing NGR: SU3576130748

Selected Sources

Other
Register of Parks and Gardens of Special Historic Interest in England, Part 19 Hampshire,

National Grid Reference: SU 35630 33594

Map

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