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Retaining Wall, Steps and Urns Extending Approximately 80 Metres from North of East Front of Drayton, Lowick

Description: Retaining Wall, Steps and Urns Extending Approximately 80 Metres from North of East Front of Drayton

Grade: II
Date Listed: 31 July 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 232514

OS Grid Reference: SP9631880113
OS Grid Coordinates: 496318, 280113
Latitude/Longitude: 52.4106, -0.5854

Location: Lowick, Northamptonshire NN14 3BB

Locality: Lowick
Local Authority: East Northamptonshire District Council
County: Northamptonshire
Country: England
Postcode: NN14 3BB

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Listing Text


12/80 Retaining wall, steps and
urns extending approx. 80m.
from N of E front of Drayton


Retaining wall, steps and urns. Probably late Cl6 origins with early C18 urns
probably by J. Van Nost. Squared coursed limestone wall with ashlar parapet.
Flights of steps to either end of walls. Those at east end are flanked by 4,
closed, lead urns. Originally probably the northern boundary of the main
parterre on the east side of Drayton House (q.v.).
(Gardens included in HBMCE Register of Parks and Gardens at grade I.
Cornforth, J., Country Life, 20th May, 1965, p.1216; Buildings of England:
Northamptonshire, p.189; Jackson-Stops G, Drayton House, l978).

Listing NGR: SP9631880113

This text is a legacy record and has not been updated since the building was originally listed. Details of the building may have changed in the intervening time. You should not rely on this listing as an accurate description of the building.

Source: English Heritage

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