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Vineyard Retaining Walls and Steps Approximately 120 Metres to North East of the Vineyard, Hodnet

Description: Vineyard Retaining Walls and Steps Approximately 120 Metres to North East of the Vineyard

Grade: II
Date Listed: 25 February 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 260217

OS Grid Reference: SJ5836229273
OS Grid Coordinates: 358362, 329273
Latitude/Longitude: 52.8593, -2.6198

Location: Hodnet, Shropshire SY4 5LG

Locality: Hodnet
County: Shropshire
Country: England
Postcode: SY4 5LG

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Listing Text

SJ 5829-5929
SJ 58360 29272
11/63 Vineyard retaining walls
- and steps approx. 120 metres
to north-east of The Vineyard


Vineyard retaining walls. Late C18. Dressed yellow/grey sandstone
on living rock. Small rock-cut terrace approximately 60 metres long,
axially aligned on a recess in the larger terrace to the north (q.v.).
Adjoining flights of rock-cut steps. The terrace forms part of a
vineyard, one of the works carried out in Hawkstone Park by Sir Rowland
Hill in the late C18. There is a further larger terrace aid a tower
(q.v.) to the north, and a series of smaller earth-cut terraces (not
included on this list) below to the south. Most of the park, with the
majority of the ornamental buildings and structures, lies in the adjoining
parish (see Weston-under-Redcastle C.P.) The Vineyard (shown on O.S. map
as Vineyard Cottage) is not included on this list. Arthur Oswald,
Country Life, July 3, 1958, pp 18-21 and July 10, 1958, pp. 72-75.

Listing NGR: SJ5836229273

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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