Description: Terrace Walls and Steps Below Bawdsey Manor
Date Listed: 31 August 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 285378
OS Grid Reference: TM3349237782
OS Grid Coordinates: 633492, 237782
Latitude/Longitude: 51.9894, 1.3993
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BAWDSEY (Off) FERRY ROAD
TM 33 NW
Terrace walls and
Steps below Bawdsey
Three terrace retaining walls and flights of steps connecting the levels.
c. 1900. Red brick with ashlar dressings. Lowest wall of c. 3 feet in
height and two upper walls of c. 8 feet high, connected by Imperial
staircase rising from two lower flights to a landing over a seating recess
and then rising as a single flight. All the walls have ashlar coping and
regularly placed pilaster buttresses with flat ashlar caps. the staircase
has ashlar treads, square piers with flat ashlar caps and open ashlar
panels of strapwork to the balustrade. It rises by two lower flights of 11
steps to quarter-landings then by a further two flights of 10 steps to meet
at the landing above the loggia which has a 4-centred archway of moulded
brick. Above this is a flight of 3 steps leading to the level of the lower
terrace. Nine further steps lead up to the level of the upper terrace.
Listing NGR: TM3349237782
Source: English Heritage
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