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Wall Retaining Upper Terrace on Garden Front of Eastnor Castle, and Steps and Arcaded Fountain at So, Eastnor

Description: Wall Retaining Upper Terrace on Garden Front of Eastnor Castle, and Steps and Arcaded Fountain at So

Grade: II
Date Listed: 10 January 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 152454

OS Grid Reference: SO7351736837
OS Grid Coordinates: 373517, 236837
Latitude/Longitude: 52.0293, -2.3874

Location: Eastnor, County of Herefordshire HR8 1RN

Locality: Eastnor
County: Herefordshire
Country: England
Postcode: HR8 1RN

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Listing Text

SO 73 NW

4/32 Wall retaining upper terrace
on garden front of Eastnor
- Castle, and steps and
arcaded fountain at south-
west end


Terrace retaining wall, steps and arcaded fountain. 1811-20 by Robert Smirke,
altered. 1870s by G E Fox and arcaded fountain late 1880s by Fox for Lady Henry
Somerset. Retaining wall approximately 5 m high. Coursed and squared rubble,
corbelled out, embattled, ashlar parapet. Squared projection at north end and
smaller off-centre projection. At the south-west end is a flight of steps down
to the lower terrace. Set against this flight is a tall, triple arcade, in
the centre of which is set a relief panel of arms and supporters and a central
spout. The spout feeds into a freestanding pillar fountain enriched with
waterleaf ornament, a stag's head and a fishscale top. The basin of the
fountain is surrounded by a low wall.

Listing NGR: SO7351736837

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Source: English Heritage

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