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Upper Gun Terrace, 10 Metres West of Shrubland Hall, Barham

Description: Upper Gun Terrace, 10 Metres West of Shrubland Hall

Grade: II*
Date Listed: 9 December 1955
English Heritage Building ID: 279212

OS Grid Reference: TM1259752514
OS Grid Coordinates: 612597, 252514
Latitude/Longitude: 52.1300, 1.1047

Location: Barham, Suffolk IP6 0PW

Locality: Barham
Local Authority: Mid Suffolk District Council
County: Suffolk
Country: England
Postcode: IP6 0PW

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Listing Text

TM 15 SW
3/19 Upper Gun Terrace, 10m
west of Shrubland Hall
- II*
Terrace, c.1849-50. Part of extensive gardens by Sir Charles Barry for Sir
W.F. Middleton, Bart. The terrace extends almost the full width of the west
elevation of Shrubland Hall, giving access from the earlier terrace at 1st
floor level to the lower Balcony Garden. Cream limestone ashlar. A central
flight of steps leads down to the Balcony Garden, the lower steps fanned out
to give a semi-circular plan. The open balustrading has square piers bearing
gadrooned or swag-carved urns, some of which only have the bases surviving.
On either side is a 5-bay retaining wall with vermiculated rusticated piers
and fielded panels. The balustrading returns cowards the house at the north
and south end, with short flights of steps. A gun captured in 1855 by Admiral
Sir A. Broke-Middleton stands upon the terrace, with a table nearby to explain
its origin.

Listing NGR: TM1259752514

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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