Description: Terrace Known As the Balcony Garden, Including Balustrading and Pavilion
Date Listed: 9 December 1955
English Heritage Building ID: 279213
OS Grid Reference: TM1258652560
OS Grid Coordinates: 612586, 252560
Latitude/Longitude: 52.1304, 1.1046
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BARHAM SHRUBLAND ESTATE
TM 15 SW
3/20 Terrace known as The
Balcony Garden, including
9.12.55 balustrading and pavilion
Balustrading, retaining wall and pavilion, enclosing on 3 sides a rectangular
terrace about 90m x 30m. C.1849-50, by Sir Charles Barry for Sir W.F.
Middleton, Bart. Cream limestone ashlar. Low open balustrading with turned
balusters and square piers, the retaining walls have rusticated blocks. At
the N.W. and S.W. angles are buttressed recesses with wooden seats and obelisk
and ball finials. On the east side are two broad flights of steps to the Gun
Terrace. In the centre of the west side is a fine pavilion in the form of a
triumphal arch: on the east face above the arch is an open pediment on console
brackets and sunk pilasters, the latter and the tympanum both enriched with
festoons. Reclining upon the pediment are two female figures of limestone.
The pavilion has rusticated walling on either side with a sunk panel
containing festoons. The west face has an archway with a plainer pediment on
Listing NGR: TM1258652560
Source: English Heritage
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