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Description: Pergola and Retaining Wall with Pools on South Walk 25 Metres South of Marsh Court
Date Listed: 7 February 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 140756
OS Grid Reference: SU3565233576
OS Grid Coordinates: 435652, 133576
Latitude/Longitude: 51.1004, -1.4922
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KINGS SOMBORNE MARSHCOURT
Pergola and retaining
wall with pools on S
walk 25m S of Marsh
Retaining wall with pergola and pools. 1901-5 by E L Lutyens. Retaining wall
of ashlar stone and knapped flint with brick niches, and brick surrounds to
pools with stone walkways around, pergola of tile piers on stone plinths with
large timber beams between. Lying S of centre of house below S Court, retaining
wall starts at W at side of 10 wide steps to court beside sunken garden. Wall
runs 3m E with stone corbels to take beams to 1st 2 parts of pergola. Then
wall steps 2m N towards house and runs 12m E before coming out. This alcove
contains the pools with, in return walls brick niches having below fountain
bowls feeding pools. 2 centre parts of pergola are 2 span with 2nd span over
pools onto stone corbels over oval niches with console corbels. E end similar
to W then instead of steps wall steps back and continues in brick with rough
stone and brick steps rising parallel to it in several flights to lawn in
front of ballroom.
Listing NGR: SU3576130748
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Source: English Heritage
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