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Description: Walls, Steps and Statue to the Sunken Garden South East of Nizels House
Date Listed: 19 February 1990
English Heritage Building ID: 179600
OS Grid Reference: TQ5443650245
OS Grid Coordinates: 554436, 150245
Latitude/Longitude: 51.2305, 0.2106
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HILDENBOROUGH NIZELS LANE
Walls, steps and statue
1/167 to the sunken garden
south east of Nizels
The third paragraph of the description shall be amended to read "The
retaining walls are coped with square section piers at intervals". The
rest of the paragraph shall be deleted.
HILDENBOROUGH NIZELS LANE (west side)
TQ 55 SW
1/167 Walls, steps and statue to
- the sunken garden south east
of Nizels House
Walls, steps and a statue to the formal sunken garden at Nizels House. Early
C20, probably associated with the drawing room addition to the house, at the
south end. Rock-faced snecked standstone walls, bronze statue on stone
Plan: Approximately rectangular, the southern wall bowed out, with a flight
of steps in the centre at the north end leading down into the garden, which is
planted with roses. Pergola archways lead out of the garden at the south west
and south east ends; statue in centre.
The retaining walls are coped with square section piers at intervals, each
pier crowned by a finial in the form of a bowl of fruit. The statue in the
centre, on a Portland stone plinth, depicts Bacchus.
One of 3 formal gardens round Nizels House and important to the setting of the
Listing NGR: TQ5467849570
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Source: English Heritage
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