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Description: Moat in Front of Forecourt of Marsh Court to the North
Date Listed: 7 February 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 140750
OS Grid Reference: SU3564433655
OS Grid Coordinates: 435644, 133655
Latitude/Longitude: 51.1011, -1.4923
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KINGS SOMBORNE MARSHCOURT
13/3 Moat in front of Forecourt
of Marsh Court to the N
Moat. 1901-5 by E L Lutyens. Grassed moat with dressed stone (some knapped flint)
walls, balustrades and bridge. E-shaped N front of house with long projecting
wings, U-shaped moat runs from ends of wing of same width, with long link E - W
section, crossed in centre by bridge, yew hedges complete sides of courtyard
while N end is open with bridge and steps down each side. Bridge has brick
lined arch and moulded architrave with keyblocks. Parapet cambered up in centre.
Balustraded parapet either side on far side of moat, on wall with knapped flint
areas in stone. To E side wall some 3m high of similar material separate main
courtyard from service range, running to corner of wing. At other end tall
stone gatepier originally with finial. On courtyard end of bridge roadway widens
bounded by short length of balustrade. Then either side 6 wide steps down to
moat. S balustraded wall of moat overlooks lower W walk. Burning in front of
wings flight of steps into moat, and pathway across it, on one side further
flight descends to Long Walk, on other passing through arch in screen wall to
flight of steps rising in front of service range.
Listing NGR: SU3576130748
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Source: English Heritage
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