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Six Flights of Garden Steps with Statues, to the East and South of Lartington Hall, Lartington

Description: Six Flights of Garden Steps with Statues, to the East and South of Lartington Hall

Grade: II
Date Listed: 17 June 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 111261

OS Grid Reference: NZ0219417722
OS Grid Coordinates: 402194, 517722
Latitude/Longitude: 54.5547, -1.9676

Location: Lartington, Durham DL12 9BW

Locality: Lartington
County: Durham
Country: England
Postcode: DL12 9BW

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Listing Text

NZ 0217
(North side, off)
32/94 Six flights of
garden steps with
statues, to the
east and south of
Lartington Hall
6 flights of steps, including one double flight, with statues. Circa 1867,
probably by J.A. Hansom who is said to have laid out the garden. Stone steps
with cast cement statues. Flights,in garden to south and east of hall, described
in an anti-clockwise direction. 1.0-metre high statues are historical costume-
and-genre pieces, possibly literary or theatrical in inspiration; they are
described from top left to bottom right of each flight.

Flight 1 (2.0 metres south of central gate-piers of north garden wall): Lady
with cross and dagger; lady in medieval dress with clasped hands; man in
medieval costume with cloak, carrying hat; lady in Greek dress with bouquet.

Flight 2 (40 metres south of flight 1): lady in Egyptian headdress; painter in
medieval costume; lady in classical dress holding palm branch; pedlar in
medieval costume with tray of goods; lady with umbrella carrying small dog.

Flight 3 (60 metres south-west of flight 2): a drunken fish porter; man in
classical attire with urn and spear.

Flight 4 (35 metres east of flight 3): bewhiskered man with monocle wearing
frock coat; lady as 'Flora'.

Flight 5 (30 metres east of flight 4): young lady in ballgown with tiara and

Flight 6 (a double flight, 60 metres north of flight 5): Red Indian (Queequeg)
Knight in armour; ugly old man in breeches wielding club; doleful 'medieval'
sculptor with mallet and unfinished sculpture; 'classical' lady with book.

6 other statues have been removed. Steps and statues included for group value.

Listing NGR: NZ0219417722

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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