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Description: Retaining Wall of Terrace to Garden Front of Somerleyton Hall
Date Listed: 29 January 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 282406
OS Grid Reference: TM4924697797
OS Grid Coordinates: 649246, 297797
Latitude/Longitude: 52.5210, 1.6726
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SOMERLEYTON SOMERLEYTON PARK
TM 49 NE
Retaining wall of terrace
to garden front of
Retaining wall of the terrace along the garden front of Somerleyton Hall.
Circa 1846 by John Thomas for Sir Morton Peto. Stone; raised rectangular
panels with vermiculated rustication. 3 flights of steps down to the formal
gardens, in line with the centre and end bays of the house. At the base of
the steps are low piers surmounted by urns. At each end the wall is curved
forward, each curve terminating in a reclining female figure in marble,
representing Night (to the south) and Day; they are signed 'John Thomas
London'. To each side of the centre steps are fine antique bronze vases with
dragon handles and patterns in deep relief; these were formerly part of a
bench feature within the garden walling to the south of the house (see Item
4/56). Forms part of a garden included in the HBMC County Register of Gardens
at Grade II*.
Listing NGR: TM4924697797
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Source: English Heritage
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