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Description: Kitchen Garden
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
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CASTLE ASHBY CASTLE ASHBY PARK
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
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Source: English Heritage
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