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Description: Walled Garden Walls to Walled Garden with Gates Including the Satyr Gate and Corner Piers
Date Listed: 22 June 1987
English Heritage Building ID: 329039
OS Grid Reference: SE7128269841
OS Grid Coordinates: 471282, 469841
Latitude/Longitude: 54.1195, -0.9109
HENDERSKELFE WALLED GARDEN
12/83 Walls to walled garden
with gates including the
Satyr Gate and corner
Walls to walled garden with gates including the Satyr Gate, and corner
piers. Early C18 by Sir John Vanbrugh, extended to west 1744-1773. Satyr
Gate 1705, with carving by Sam Carpenter. Brick walls to north, east and
south, hammer-dressed limestone to west. Stone gate piers and wrought-iron
gates. Walls approximately 250 metres by 150 metres, with corner piers, and
major gateways at mid points of noth, west and south walls. Satyr Gate in
north wall approximately 20 metres from north-east corner. Walls:
approximately 4 metres in height with coping stones. Satyr Gate: rusticated
round-arched gateway with carved satyrs to exterior and lions' masks to
interior beneath ramped keyed cornice, surmounted by carved flower baskets.
Scrollwork to gate and overthrow. West gate: piers approximately 6 metres
in height, with chisel-tooled banded rustication. Moulded cornice
surmounted by octagonal finials on stepped bases. Elaborate overthrow to
wrought-iron gates dated 1894. North and south gates: piers approximately 5
metres in height. Pulvinated rustication to columns with acanthus frieze
and moulded cornices, surmounted by bead-rimmed urns with foliate scrolls
around base. North gate: plain standards, dog bars and foliate overthrow.
Lead faun's head as water spout to internal face of minor entrance to north
wall. Corner piers: cruciform on plan. Approximately 5 metres in height.
Rusticated columns with moulded cornices, pyramidal caps and pineapple
finials. Howard G, Castle Howard Guidebook, 1972. Hussey C, English
Gardens and Landscapes, 1967. HBMC, Register of Parks and Gardens of
special historic interest in England, Part 32, North Yorkshire: Castle
Howard, Grade I.
Listing NGR: SE7128769832
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