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Garden Pavilions, Walls and Terraces Immediately South and South West of Athelhampton Hall, Includin, Athelhampton

Description: Garden Pavilions, Walls and Terraces Immediately South and South West of Athelhampton Hall, Includin

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 10 March 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 106193

OS Grid Reference: SY7703394188
OS Grid Coordinates: 377033, 94188
Latitude/Longitude: 50.7468, -2.3269

Location: Athelhampton Road, Athelhampton, Dorset DT2 7LG

Locality: Athelhampton
Local Authority: West Dorset District Council
County: Dorset
Country: England
Postcode: DT2 7LG

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Listing Text


9/5 Garden pavilions,
walls and terraces
immediately south
and south west of
Athelhampton Hall,
including wall and
archway linking
gardens to stables


Garden pavilions, walls and terraces. c1891, by Francis Inigo Thomas, for
Cart de la Fontaine. Ham stone walls enclosing 3 linked gardens. Boundary
wall linking these to the stables (qv) of rubble stone with moulded coping.
4-centred moulded arched opening flanked by buttresses. At south west end
of gardens, a raised terrace, approached from garden by stone steps. Low
balustrade to garden side, with moulded capping and obelisks at intervals.
Solid wall at rear, with seat in centre, also capped by obelisks. At each
end of terrace a square ashlar pavilion, with pyramidal hipped tiled roof
with stone eaves courses. Corinthian angle pilasters, supporting
entablature - cornice with egg and tongue moulding. In centre of inner
facing walls a glazed door in moulded surround with solid semi-circular
tympanum, carrying masks, representing east and west winds. Cartouche with
date, 1891. In other faces of pavilions, stone mullion and transome
windows. Below terrace, on garden side, rectangular pools. Pool with stone
fountain in centre of garden. North-east of this garden the Corona, a
garden bounded by-circular stone wall with scalloped top, with obelisks. On
east side a 4-centred archway. This Corona linked to the south west garden
by steps, and an opening flanked by ashlar piers with moulded caps,
surmounted by ornamental lead urns. Ornamental iron gates. Similar opening
between the Corona and the north-east garden, piers here capped by stone
lions. South east of the Corona a stone wall links the 2 outer gardens,
containing two 4-centred archways with niche between them. North east
garden has circular pool in centre, with stone fountain. Dividing this from
the house a stone balustrade. In the south east wall a round-headed opening
- moulded and flanked by niches with lead statues. In rear, north east,
wall an opening flanked by ashlar piers with moulded caps surmounted by
eagles. Ornamental iron gates. Good example of late C19 garden structures
and layout. (Country Life, May 14 1984)

Listing NGR: SY7709794249

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Source: English Heritage

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