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Description: The Conservatory and Attached Wall, Steps and Urns
Date Listed: 3 January 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 275106
OS Grid Reference: SK0751943356
OS Grid Coordinates: 407519, 343356
Latitude/Longitude: 52.9875, -1.8894
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FARLEY C.P. ALTON PARK
12/111 The Conservatory and
3/1/67 attached wall, steps and urns.
(Formerly listed as
Conservatory. Wall, steps and urns. Circa 1824. By Robert Abraham.
Ashlar and cast iron. Aligned east-west facing south with circular
central bay. One storey; 5 bay central block and 3-bay end blocks all
with panelled pilasters and bracketed cornices, linked by set-back 8-bay
loggias with fluted columns; the central bay is tripartite and bows
outwards, all bays are glazed, those to the ends of each block have
fanlights with radiating glazing bars; 7 glazed domes with decorative
cast iron glazing bars and pineapple finials, the central dome is much
larger and has a louvre. Interior: the central bay contains a
circular pool. Low retaining wall attached to the left sweeping round to
the front where it is terminated by a flight of stone steps flanked by
cast iron urns, urns in front of each loggia and one to the right hand
end of the conservatory on a stone pedestal. 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. B.o.E., p. 58; Colvin, p.27.
Listing NGR: SK0751943356
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