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Description: Walls, Gatepiers and Steps Defining the North and East Sides of the Terraced Gardens South East of t
Date Listed: 3 January 1967
English Heritage Building ID: 275108
OS Grid Reference: SK0761143344
OS Grid Coordinates: 407611, 343344
Latitude/Longitude: 52.9874, -1.8881
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SK 0643-0743 FARLEY C.P. ALTON PARK
12/113 Walls, gatepiers and steps
defining the north and east
sides of the terraced gardens
south-east of The Conservatory.
(Formerly listed as "Garden wall")
Walls, gatepiers and steps. Early C19. Ashlar with edged herringbone
tooling and smooth faced ashlar coping and piers. Wall lengths of
approximately 50 yards to the north and 30 yards to the east with gate
piers situated to the north-east at the junction of the 2 walls and the
steps to the west end of the north wall. The north wall has a lobed top
with a pedestal for a former statue between each lobe. The gatepiers are
of square section with panelled sides and are each surmounted by a
statuette of a crouching lion. The east wall is ramped down the hillside
from the southern gate pier and incorporates an oval openwork motif with
tracery in the form of radiating spokes. 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: SK0761143344
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