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Terrace Known As the Balcony Garden, Including Balustrading and Pavilion, Barham

Description: Terrace Known As the Balcony Garden, Including Balustrading and Pavilion

Grade: II*
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

Location: Barham, Suffolk IP6 0QY

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

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Listing Text

TM 15 SW
3/20 Terrace known as The
Balcony Garden, including
9.12.55 balustrading and pavilion
- II*
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
console brackets.

Listing NGR: TM1258652560

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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