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Terraces, Balustraded Bastions, Steps and Boat House, Welshampton and Lyneal

Description: Terraces, Balustraded Bastions, Steps and Boat House

Grade: II
Date Listed: 25 April 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 260839

OS Grid Reference: SJ4110434731
OS Grid Coordinates: 341104, 334731
Latitude/Longitude: 52.9068, -2.8771

Location: Lyneal, Shropshire SY12 0PB

Locality: Welshampton and Lyneal
County: Shropshire
Country: England
Postcode: SY12 0PB

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Listing Text

SJ 4034-4134
18/140 Terraces, balustraded
- bastions, steps and boat house
Terraces, balustraded bastions, steps and boat house. Circa 1826 to 1842
for Charles Kynaston Mainwaring. Snecked yellow sandstone with ashlar
dressings. Upper and lower terraces, former approximately loom in length
and terminating in bastions, latter rather shorter and linked by straight
flight of steps roughly at half-way point of upper terrace, continued down
to boat house. Upper terrace with ramped parapet has regularly spaced
sloping buttresses and a total of 4 bastions, northern and first from
south with projecting balustrades to top. Panelled urn with stepped
plinth and base to south bastion. Curious kiln-like structure below
approached through chamfered Tudor arches in sides. Various flights of
steps down from upper to lower terrace, principal one to centre carried
down to boat house with ornamental black and white pebbled paths displaying
both guilloche and geometrical patterns. Stone bench to platform
above boat house with tourelle to south-west corner. Bank of mere reached
by external steps to north side and boat house itself has twin segmental-
chamfered arches. Charles Kynaston Mainwaring was a keen amateur gardener
and he travelled extensively on the continent. It is believed that he
was personally responsible for much of the design of the garden at Oteley
and for the features therein. His house, Oteley Park, built for him in
an Elizabethan style on the site of an earlier building between 1826 and
1830 and extended in 1842 was demolished c.1960. The terraces are
magnificently sited above the mere. B.O.E. p. 226; Peter Reid, Burke's
and Savills Guide to Country Houses, Vol. II, (1980), pp. 106-7;
Mrs. Frances Stackhouse Acton, Castles and Old Mansions of Shropshire
(1868), p.58; Francis Leach, The Country Seats of Shropshire (1891), pp. 19-23.

Listing NGR: SJ4110434731

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Source: English Heritage

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