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

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

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 31 July 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 232515

OS Grid Reference: SP9637580078
OS Grid Coordinates: 496375, 280078
Latitude/Longitude: 52.4102, -0.5846

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


12/81 Retaining wall, steps and
urns extending approx. 80m.
from S to E front of Drayton


Retaining wall, steps and urns. Probably late C16 for the third Lord Mordaunt,
early C18 urns probably by J. Van Nost. Squared coursed limestone wall with
small lead urns mounted on ashlar parapet. Flight of semi-circular steps, at
west end, flanked by square piers surmounted by closed lead urns. Originally
probably the southern 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, 1978).

Listing NGR: SP9637580078

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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