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Kitchen Garden, Castle Ashby

Description: Kitchen Garden

Grade: II
Date Listed: 6 September 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 235434

OS Grid Reference: SP8639658818
OS Grid Coordinates: 486396, 258818
Latitude/Longitude: 52.2208, -0.7367

Location: Castle Ashby, Northamptonshire NN7 1LQ

Locality: Castle Ashby
Local Authority: South Northamptonshire District Council
County: Northamptonshire
Country: England
Postcode: NN7 1LQ

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Listing Text

6/34 Kitchen Garden


Kitchen garden. 1868. By E.W. Godwin. Coursed squared limestone. Large
rectangular enclosure with apse and apsidal-ended arm on principal axis. In
Italian medieval style. Garden lies on principal formal axis of Italian Garden
with fine low wrought-iron gates at entrance from Italian Garden flanked by tall
buttressed gatepiers topped by seated griffins holding shields with Compton
arms. Apse on far side of garden closes formal vista, and is raised above ground
level and was formerly laid out for herbs. Enclosure walls have tiled coping.
(Castle Ashby Park and Gardens are included in HBMC Register of parks and
gardens for Northamptonshire at Grade I; Buildings of England: Northamptonshire:
1973, p145; Castle Ashby archives)

Listing NGR: SP8639658818

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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