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Description: The Italian Garden Including Walls and Features
Date Listed: 11 February 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 237889
OS Grid Reference: NU0398943706
OS Grid Coordinates: 403989, 643706
Latitude/Longitude: 55.6868, -1.9381
NU 04 SW
10/36 The Italian Garden
House and walled garden. Early C20 for Thomas Leyland. Garden wall roughly-dressed
stone lined in English Garden Wall Bond. Brick west wall lined in snecked
stone. House and arbour. ashlar with Lakeland slate roof. Wrought-iron gates.
Large square garden with tall Rococo style double gates in south-east corner.
Small panelled doorway in north-east corner is flanked by 4 wood panels of
naturalistic open-work carving. Arbour against centre of east wall with 4
Roman Doric columns.
House set against north wall. Single storey, 3 bays with moulded plinth
and rusticated quoins. Pedimented centre bay, originally an open temple
front, has two Roman Doric columns in antis; triglyph frieze. Flanking round-
headed windows with radiating glazing bars. Hipped roof. Keyed Venetian
windows on returns.
Garden west wall has large segmental apse with 6 round-headed niches
separated by broad flat pilasters.
Little Lakeland slate roof over.
Interior of house has 2 naturalistic plaster ceilings with vines growing
through trellises. Also contemporary doors and wood panelling.
Listing NGR: NU0398943706
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Source: English Heritage
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