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Garden Wall, 70 Metres South West of Helmingham Hall, Helmingham

Description: Garden Wall, 70 Metres South West of Helmingham Hall

Grade: II
Date Listed: 9 December 1955
English Heritage Building ID: 279701

OS Grid Reference: TM1860457575
OS Grid Coordinates: 618604, 257575
Latitude/Longitude: 52.1731, 1.1956

Location: Helmingham, Suffolk IP14 6EN

Locality: Helmingham
Local Authority: Mid Suffolk District Council
County: Suffolk
Country: England
Postcode: IP14 6EN

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Listing Text

TM 15 NE
4/82 Garden wall, 70m south-
west of Helmingham Hall


Garden wall; 1749, by Robert Rodwell, bricklayer, for the 4th Earl Dysart.
Red brick, mainly in English bond; heavy gabled terracotta copings. The wall
encloses a rectangular garden, about 100m x 70m. The north east side is open,
but a screen wall spans the garden about 30m from the north east end. Main
walls about 2.5m high; at each corner is a square pier surmounted by a
limestone eagle. Central to the north west and south east walls are gateways
with a pair of similar eagles on piers, and each with a wrought iron gate.
The screen wall is about 2m high, with piers at 7m intervals, each surmounted
by a limestone urn. At the centre of the wall is a gateway with wrought iron
gate, side panels and crown; the heavy square piers each have a black winged
horse's head, the Tollemache emblem. The walled garden is surrounded by a
moat. Included as Grade I in the H.B.M.C. Register of Historic Parks and

Listing NGR: TM1860457575

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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