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Retaining Wall About 75 Yards South of Downton Castle, Downton

Description: Retaining Wall About 75 Yards South of Downton Castle

Grade: II
Date Listed: 11 May 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 150199

OS Grid Reference: SO4443974608
OS Grid Coordinates: 344439, 274608
Latitude/Longitude: 52.3667, -2.8174

Location: Downton, County of Herefordshire SY8 2LH

Locality: Downton
County: Herefordshire
Country: England
Postcode: SY8 2LH

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Listing Text

SO 47 SW
3/20 Retaining wall about
75 yards south of
Downton Castle
Retaining wall. Late C18. Coursed sandstone rubble with ashlar dressings.
About ten feet high and about 300 yards long and having pinnacled buttresses
with offsets at about ten yard intervals along its length. It begins to the
north-east of the south terrace wall (qv) and inscribes an arc with a straight
100 yard stretch running south-west at its south-west end. The retaining wall
was designed to make an important structural and aesthetic contribution to the
construction of the south terrace.

Listing NGR: SO4443974608

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Source: English Heritage

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