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Garendon Park, the Triumphal Arch, Loughborough

Description: Garendon Park, the Triumphal Arch

Grade: I
Date Listed: 15 March 1965
English Heritage Building ID: 189382

OS Grid Reference: SK4949919075
OS Grid Coordinates: 449499, 319075
Latitude/Longitude: 52.7670, -1.2678

Location: Loughborough, Leicestershire LE11 3QU

Locality: Loughborough
Local Authority: Charnwood Borough Council
County: Leicestershire
Country: England
Postcode: LE11 3QU

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Listing Text

9/11 (north side)

15.3.65 Garendon Park,
The Triumphal Arch

Triumphal Arch, of the 1730s, by Ambrose Phillipps of Garendon (d.1737). Of ashlar,
with a moulded round-headed carriage arch, the soffit of which has octagonal
coffering in stucco on brick. The east front has 4 Corinthian columns on tall
pedestals supporting a rich entablature. The attic, crowned by a cornice, has a
fine relief of the Metamorphosis of Actalon. The west side has 2 Corinthian columns
on pedestals with a pediment over the entablature. Cornice crowning attic.
Keystone to arch in form of a head. The interior of the arch has some tiny rooms.
Based on the Arch of Titus in Rome, the Triumphal Arch at Garendon is a very early
(perhaps the earliest) example of an English building inspired directly from an
Ancient Roman source, archaeologically interpreted.
Mark Aironard, "Ambrose Phillipps of Garendon'", Architectural History, 1965.

Listing NGR: SK4949919075

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Source: English Heritage

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