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Knucklebone Arbour, Castle Ashby

Description: Knucklebone Arbour

Grade: II
Date Listed: 6 September 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 235446

OS Grid Reference: SP8691758916
OS Grid Coordinates: 486917, 258916
Latitude/Longitude: 52.2216, -0.7290

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

6/46 Knucklebone Arbour


Garden building. Mid/late C18. Timber with stepped conical thatch roof.
Circular. The arbour takes the form of a small rustic rotunda with slender
circular posts covered with bark to give an effect of fluting, with plain bases
and bark capitals and frieze. One half is open, the other half has split trunk
rustic planks between posts and low semi-circular bench within. Patterned floor
of pebbles and sheep's 'knuckle-bones'. Overhanging eaves. The arbour looks out
across the park back towards Castle Ashby and is approached by a walk through
the boundary plantation, separated from park by a ha-ha. It probably forms part
of Capability Brown's improvements to park and garden.
(Castle Ashby park and gardens are included in HBMC Register of Parks and
Gardens for Northamptonshire at Grade I)

Listing NGR: SP8691758916

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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