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Description: Fountain, Terrace Walls, Steps, Lions, Urns and Sundial Approximately 30 Yards South of the Orangery
Date Listed: 17 November 1986
English Heritage Building ID: 275101
OS Grid Reference: SK0749043365
OS Grid Coordinates: 407490, 343365
Latitude/Longitude: 52.9876, -1.8899
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SK 0643-0743 FARLEY C.P. ALTON PARK
12/106 Fountain, terrace walls,
- steps, lions, urns and
30 yards south of The
Fountain, walls, steps, lions, urns and sundial. Early C19. Ashlar.
2 terrace walls, each approximately 50 yards long; the northern wall
is bowed towards the south on each side of a central recess containing
a fountain in the form of a staircase with a solid balustrade stepped
upwards to the terrace wall, the ends are scrolled and surmounted by a
pair of busts, 3 urns adorn the steps, central fountain head with
scalloped shell motif above a shelf with antefixae; the southern wall
is surmounted by 6 urns, roughly central steps flanked by a pair of
crouching lions; between the two walls is a central sundial with square
plan stepped base, bulbous pedestal moulded neck and square oversailing
cap carrying copper gnomon. This item forms part of the important
garden layout at Alton Towers (q.v.) which is included at Grade I on the
HBMC Gardens Register. Included for group value. This item forms part
of the important garden layout at Alton Towers (q.v.) which is included at
Grade I on the HBMC Gardens Register.
Listing NGR: SK0749043365
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Source: English Heritage
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