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Description: Sunken Garden on South of West Wing of Marsh Court
Date Listed: 7 February 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 140755
OS Grid Reference: SU3563033594
OS Grid Coordinates: 435630, 133594
Latitude/Longitude: 51.1006, -1.4925
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KINGS SOMBORNE MARSHCOURT
13/8 Sunken Garden on S of W
wing of Marsh Court
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
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Source: English Heritage
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