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Description: Terraces, Steps and Parterre Kerbs at Merevale Hall
Date Listed: 30 March 1988
English Heritage Building ID: 309224
OS Grid Reference: SP2956297400
OS Grid Coordinates: 429562, 297400
Latitude/Longitude: 52.5736, -1.5652
MEREVALE MEREVALE PARK
1/131 Terraces, steps and parterre
kerbs at Merevale Hall
Terraces, steps and kerbs of parterre beds. The terraces to the north-east and
with staircase to the north-west were probably designed by Edward Blore or Henry
Clutton in the 1840s. The terrace, steps and 2 parterres to the south-east were
laid out by W.A. Nesfield c.1850. Sandstone ashlar. South-east terrace of 8 bays
has stone pedestals between each bay, supporting white stone vases with handles
on paired bearded heads and fluted stems; they were purchased from Drayton
Manor, Staffordshire c.1926. Fifth bay has a flight of steps, pedestals with
cartouches and 2 vases to each side. 2 parterre beds elaborate design on the
terrace have stone kerbs. All this forms part of a formal layout designed by
W.A. Nesfield, c.1850. Terraces to north-east and west have high retaining walls
and coped parapets. North-east side has outer staircase with Elizabethan style
arcaded balustrade. North-west side has lower central section with another
Drayton Manor vase to left and right.
(Merevale gardens are included in HBMCE Register of Parks and Gardens at grade
II; Mark Girouard: The Victorian Country House, p66)
Listing NGR: SP2956297400
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Source: English Heritage
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